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Reminiscent of the extremely fine miniature furniture pieces retailed at Paris' "Alphonse Giroux et Cie," this handsome, Napoleon III-era, child-sized Buffet would blend perfectly into the exquisite inventory of the venerable French magasin. However, this piece is a product of Charles-Guillaume Diehl and we know that as the lock is engraved with his name. The address upon the lock, 19 R Michel Le-Comte, Paris indicates that this piece was made between 1853 and 1870.
According to research: "The Parisian and international clientele loved the abundant and tasteful luxury objects that Diehl produced, and his marquetry skills were rewarded by a silver medal at the World's Fair of 1867, in Paris. Diehl was known for his furniture, tables, cabinets, often of very high quality, decorated with bronze or panels or elegant marquetry."
Fine parquetry is the absolute calling card of this amazing miniature. Further details include delicate accents in gilt bronze, a pair of ormolu key escutcheons, the original mirror plate and delicate turned finials.
The overall condition is very good, retaining the original French polish finish with a warm patina, but showing scattered minor losses to gilt bronze trimmings, plus very minor losses to marquetry.
This enchanting miniature might be the perfect place to display a special collection, such as fine porcelain figures or what have you.

Measures: 33 1/2" tall x 23 3/4" wide x 9" deep

Thank you, L.







Perfect for a variety of dolls who stand in the 13-15" range is a spectacular miniature French Chest of three drawers. Constructed of ash, with ash burl veneers decorating all exterior surfaces, the ebonized portions add a rich contrast, as do the lion head ring pulls.
Use this handsome piece in a doll scene, or just display it as a work of art - it's a jewel that remain in excellent condition overall.

Measures: 7" tall x 8 1/4" wide x 3 5/8" deep








What we have here is an instant doll vignette! It’s laundry day the in doll cabinet once you have installed this assortment of marvelous implements. Included is a sweet, folding wooden Ironing Board that features its original cotton cover, and metal clad end for resting the hot iron. Due to its height of 10 1/2” the board is a good scale for an approximately 20-24” doll. Also included are two vintage irons complete with fancy cast iron trivets, plus a woven wicker laundry basket, a wood and metal wash board, a clothespin box (as found) with two pins remaining inside, and finally, a marvelous lithographed metal wash tub complete with a hand wringer. The silhouette design on the sides depicts children doing their dolly laundry.
Put up some clothes lines, pin up some garments “drying" on them and you are in business!

Ironing board measures: 10 1/2” tall x 4” wide x 17 1/8” long
Tub measures: 4 7/8” tall (not including the wringer) by 10 1/8” in diameter

Thank you, J.








Fine quality forms the basis of this French, Louis XV style Poudreuse, or ladies' dressing table. This example appears to be one that is quite early, and the workmanship is exceptional with its parquetry panels on the sides, top and all drawer fronts.
Lift the center top panel, to reveal a silk brocade-lined interior space for storing combs and brushes, and do not miss the essential mirror. Lift the adjacent top panels to discover more silk-lined storage spaces.
A marvelous piece that will enhance your room settings, this one will work for an early fashion doll such as a Huret or Rohmer, or wooden dolls would also benefit from the early, classic lines. In very good condition overall, it is complete with its original finish, and exhibiting just a bit of veneer loss.

Measures: 10 1/4" tall x 11 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep








French, cast white metal, lidded Jewelry Casket with exquisite detail overall, and a rich deep bronze finish - we love to display such pieces with petite fashions and larger all bisque dolls. This side table remains in excellent condition, showing normal wear to the silk interior.

Measures: 5" tall x 3 3/8" wide x 2 3/4" deep








Great for display with your more petite German character children is a super, circa 1900-1910, white-painted and polished tin German Cooking Range featuring a seldom found backsplash and flue, it is complete with assembled pots and implements.
The overall condition is very good, but showing a loss to the knop of the tea kettle.

Measures: 10 ¾” tall x 9” wide x 6 ½” deep

Thank you, K.







Perfect for your early examples, such as tauflings and waxes, is an exquisitely crafted French Youth Chair in rich fruitwood. Further details include the original French polish finish, a rush seat in excellent condition, a rotating footrest - even the wooden safety rod remains in place. A rare find that is sure to please.

Measures: 14 1/4" tall x 7" wide x 6 3/8" deep


Thank you, D.







Small enough to act as a masterpiece of a painting in a French fashion doll scene, is a very handsome oil on oak panel. The landscape features a lone figure who is carrying a knapsack through a beautiful forest scene. The sky, shadows and the trees are beautifully executed, and the original giltwood and gesso frame is a lovely bonus.
In good condition showing normal wear and patina, circa 1860-80.








No exaggeration, this is one of the finest Dinner Services of this genre that we have seen. The condition is remarkable, and the quality is as well. From the French firm Cuperly-Blondel-Gerbeau, this set dates after 1900, due to the mention of a gold medal won by the company upon the box lid. What we have here is a complete dinner and soup service for six, in pewter, plus gilt metal cutlery. No apologies here save for one non-matching napkin ring.
A marvelous opportunity for the collector of boxed etrennes.

Lidded box measures: 3 1/2" tall x 21 5/8" long x 15 7/8" wide








This wonderful miniature French Commode of two drawers is beautifully decorated all over in exquisite veneers - rosewood and satin birch are among them. This piece is a nice smaller scale so that your more petite fashion dolls can be displayed in room settings.
In very good condition overall.

Measures: 7 1/2" tall x 9 1/2" wide x 6 7/8" deep







French furniture pieces that we have handled from the Collet firm always seem to be classic in nature, and this fine Dressing Table is certainly no exception. This charming piece with its requisite antique white enameled finish, features fine turning to the legs, as well as handkerchief boxes on the surface, plus a triple mirror with folding wings. Bits of ormolu add the perfect touch. The piece is complete with an "Au Paradis des Enfants" paper label underneath.
Well-suited for your larger fashion dolls, and medium-sized bebes, the condition is good, with the original paint finish showing normal patina and light wear.

Measures: 18 5/8" tall x 11 1/2" wide x 7 1/4" deep








For the bebes and German girls and boys, we offer a great French faux bamboo Buffet in a nice larger size. Detail include turned wood posts and pillars, a top crest that features stick and ball and the original finish (freshly waxed) overall. There is a top section that features opening doors with pleated printed cotton panels - adorable, while the base also features opening doors. There is a useful drawer that offers even more storage space.
As with most pieces of French furniture of this era, this cabinet exhibits evidence of worming, but it is not distracting, has been treated, and remains in good condition overall.

Measures: 14 1/8" wide x 23 1/4" tall x 7 1/4" deep


Since we all know time flies, you will have your doll at home in your arms in no time at all!
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