Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I offer for sale a very beautiful French Bebe by Jules Nicolas Steiner in stunning pink silk frock. If you truly appreciate your French bebes, you’ve landed on the right site. With her gorgeous pressed bisque head, her watery blue paperweight eyes, this exquisite bebe is bound to become one of your most coveted family heirlooms! She also boasts a full set of antique underwear and her superb antique straw bonnet. She is sure to find the key to your heart! Don’t let this pretty French girl walk out of your life!
*Yes, she is available on layaway; take up to 8 months to pay for this stunning bebe. We know that even advanced collectors need time to pay for the fine dolls that define a top-notch collection. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Or, if you plan to use our layaway option, just let us know when you check out before someone else snaps her up!*
She has a pressed bisque socket head with big icy blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and painted lower lashes, multi stroked feathered brows, a closed mouth, a dimpled chin, and pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings. She stands at 14.5” on her antique straight-wristed wood and composition fully jointed body. She wears a gorgeous blond French human hair wig, in a long curly style, partially pinned back.
She looks simply marvelous in her gorgeous modern-made pink silk drop-waist dress, with a brocade diamond pattern. The bodice features a cream Peter Pan collar trimmed with antique lace, a ruched center panel down the front, edged with a lace overlay with insertion ribbon and lace ruffles, and overlaid lace at the cuffs. The skirt is knife-pleated, with a white lace ruffle at the waist and two white bows terminating the trim on the bodice. Underneath she wears an antique white cotton full slip with lace trim at the hem, collar, and sleeves, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons with pin tucks, insertion lace, and scalloped hems with whitework embroidered flowers. On her feet are a pair of black net socks and black leather shoes with brown bows. Her beautiful straw hat, trimmed with a pink silk ribbon intertwined with a wreath of white silk flowers, and pink and white glass bead earrings finish off the ensemble. Whoa, I call this costume an award worthy presentation!
MARKS: STEINER / PARIS / FRE A 9
CONDITION: The bisque head has a couple hairlines (pictured) that have been professionally restored. A finger on her right hand has been rebuilt, and her body has age-related wear with professional touch-ups here and there. Her costume is in excellent condition. In perfect condition, this French bebe books for close to $5000. But due to her hidden, professional repairs, we are listing her for just $2000. Take advantage of this opportunity to own a marvelous French Bebe at a fraction of the cost!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques. Note that a French bebe of this quality in perfect condition would sell for $5000.
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16" French Fre A Steiner Bebe circa 1880--Absolutely Gorgeous