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Galluba Doll in French Sedan Chair
Up for sale is a beautiful Galluba figurine in her very own vitrine sedan chair, also known as a "Chaise a Porteur". These miniature sedans were made by Vernis Martin in France in the late 1800's. The sedan is made with an enameled metal exterior picturing winged cherubs, white doves and floral garlands on three sides. The top and back are covered in cloth - the cloth may be an early replacement as it shows little wear. The inside has the original velvet. It has the original beveled glass windows, and an enamel door handle. The door does not latch but stays shut. The front beveled window has a small area of damage up near one corner (pictured). The Galluba doll was once a standing figurine but she was broken off at the waist and so someone fashioned a lovely dress for her top half and set her in this sedan. Her left arm has a break near the shoulder but it is held tight inside the sleeve of the dress, and her left hand is missing. There are wires coming from the doll to help secure it in the box inside the sedan. You do not notice these things at all when she is in the sedan.
The sedan is about 6 1/2 - 6 3/4" high (the top curves up), it is about 3 1/2" deep at the widest point. It is about 3 1/4" across the front door.