12/19/2014

Theriault's Marquis Antique Doll Auction

I have no antique dolls in my collection but I do love to look at them. I adore the beautiful fabrics, the delicate facial painting and expression and the accessories. My favorite of all are the tiny, all bisque Mignonettes of about 5 inches. They do come is various sizes and were often called pocket dolls. Although most were created in Germany, they were made for a French market and thus showcased French fashion of the time. Many of these dolls came with complete wardrobes and all the necessary toilet items a young lady would need in the later 19th century and early 20th century.
This is a reproduction presentation celluloid budoir box designed by Jackie Chimpky.


Getting back to Theriault's upcoming Antique Doll Auction, the catalog is a delight to browse and an education in and of itself. Hundreds of gorgeous photos with descriptions and estimated valuations.




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5 comments:

  1. Antique dolls are so beautiful, and that catalog is brimming with things to ooh and aah over. The parasol with the doll on top was something that I had never seen before.

    That reproduction boudoir set is exquisite! Not being original, it would be easier to justify enjoying tactically, rather than just admiring it from a safe distance. :-)

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    1. Yes, I would have to touch everything. ;-)

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  2. Thanks for featuring these on your blog. I've always been fascinated by them as well, and yet know so little about them. Knowing me, if I had one in my collection, I wouldn't be able to let it just sit there, and I am sure I would break it from messing with it too much. The reproduction set is a really fantastic idea. You know how Ruby Red Galleria has a repro Bluette? I wonder... Wouldn't it be cool? (RRG does tiny stuff so amazingly well!)

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    1. I see Bluettes come up for sale on eBay. I would have to have a real one, though. I'm not even going to thing about it. Nooooo.

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  3. So beautiful, I love the reproduction set- and the little carriage set...

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