~*-*~The Papier Mache Doll Sale of your dreams is here! If you've been considering expanding your collection with a solid investment in a rare and special doll, we are happy to introduce our March Mache sale! Whether you love papier maches because of their look or because of their long history, it is safe to say that every collection needs at least a few such dolls as they are the ancestors of most all other forms of popular collectable dolls; and with many examples in our sale being over 150 years old, and some even 200+... How many other collecting mediums allow for historical enthusiasts to purchase pieces from the Early Victorian and Georgian periods at very affordable prices? Not many! So if you've been waiting to purchase the perfect mache for your collection, the time is now with our incredible March Mache sale! Send us an email for details or information on combined purchases and search March Mache in our shop to see all of the Papier Mache dolls on sale this March!~*-*~
This lovely young lady is prepared for her most special wedding day in her stunning cream net wedding gown which has never been removed. Ther are fashionably placed lace accents and ribbons plus some green floral decors. Underneath she has a full set of factory undergarments, shoes and socks. Her wig is a later replacement but suits her quite well. She has lovely almond shaped brown glass eyes, multi stroke browns and a cute full closed mouth and rosy cheeks. Her serene expression is perhaps hiding her nervous anticipation of her big event. A more regal young papier mache bride, you will not find. Her condition is practically mint, save for some minor touch ups to her nose tip and outer left cheek and there is also some minor wear, but she is over 150 years old. She is offered with our Silver Level of gifts and guarantees, which you may read more about below.
This wonderful girl has a papier mache shoulder-head with chocolate brown glass eyes with multi-stroke painted brows and delicate pink lips. She has flowing a pale blond mohair wig with coiled braids. She has her wonderful original cloth body with composition lower legs and composition arms. This is a wonderful find.
Her spectacular original costume is worth your undivided attention. She is divinely attired in a sumptuous wedding gown that is ready for the finest affair a young lady could be expected to have in the 1865-75 period.
Condition: Excellent. She is in very good shape, perfect head, body in excellent excellent. Her facial features are in very good condition with some minor wear to the nose and left cheek with touch ups to the nose tip and outer left cheek. She is an amazing doll in truly wonderful shape with her gorgeous wedding costume. I've never seen another quite like her and I don't expect to again in the future! Get her before she is marked 'Sale Pending.'
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~A Note On Our New 'Couronne' Three Tiered Rewards and Guarantee System~
Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The circular nature and royal implication of the word 'couronne' make it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers, each with an embossed tag expressing their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*