"But I must have my other shoes!" mademoiselle exclaims, grabbing her far more suitable leather slippers before dressing for her afternoon visit to the Quay de Louvre. She is in search of just the right chair this afternoon. "Something not so stiff as this," she indicates her straight back wrought iron dressing table chair. When, at last, mademoiselle is dressed, she ventures to the Quay with her very dearest friend, Lily and her chaperone in tow. There, in the window, she and Lily find just what Mademoiselle was in search of... A backless, tapestry stool, so she might just wrest her delicate toes upon that lovely needlepoint top and fit her slippers with ease...
A beautiful, early circa 1855 'poof' stool, with beautiful needle point, brass tacks, and a very sweet string fringe. Hand lathed wooden legs provide frugal ornamentation for this sweet petite piece, perfect for display with your very best Enfantine, or favorite exotic doll. In wonderful condition, with the most striking octogonal shape, this beauty would be at home in even the best world class collection. I can imagine it perfectly with poupee and her shoe collection, deciding which pair is just right for today's events! Or even a resting place for a wood bodied girl who wishes to repose in the nude and show of her articulations. Get it before it is gone, because I have NEVER seen another like it, and I'm sure I won't any time soon.
Measurements: 4" tall 5" across 16" around
Condition: Generally excellent. The piece is in beautiful condition, only missing a few tacks on one side and two tacks on another. There is some extremely minor wear to the tapestry top which you have to look for to find. Otherwise, this beautiful fashion poupee accessory is in MINT condition, sure to bring great joy to your girls when they incorporate it into their environment! Perfect for the doll art photographer as well.
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