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Nelling, Inc.

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Handsome European Display Piece

Despite needing some refurbishment to the inside surface of this Napoleon III era miniature furniture piece, it provides a strong effect to your antique doll setting. It is French, embossed leather covered wood, in the style of a desk, with two beveled glass doors at the top and a fold out cavity in the center.  The inside could be recovered in a deeply hued antique paper or fabric. The knob on the front right door is replaced.
The legs, also covered in embossed leather, carry out the Louis XV style of the piece and viewing the back and underside confirm the early 1800's age of the piece.  Inside was found a letter, written in French in 1882.  Translation not available at this time.  Height 13 3/4",  Width  10",  Depth  6 1/4".

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Miniature Display Cabinet

10" x 6 3/4" x 4"

With intricately detailed tooling and coloring of the leather surface on three sides, this French or Italian, multi-use little display cabinet is just as interesting to look at as to look in.  It has one removable glass shelf and welcomes several objects to showcase such at two shelves of tiny art objects, books or mignonettes, or a couple of large all bisques after removing the shelf.  The top is arched, leather-covered wood and the back silk fabric covered.  It has a metal latch for closure, and it does have some wear to the leather on the top edges.

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Suite of French

Doll Furniture
In Original Presentation Box

Contained in the original box are seven pieces of delightful French doll furniture, painted a fresh pink, including a pair of pink satin upholstered chairs twin bed with a matching upholstered cover and cylindrical pillow.  The chairs can be pulled up to the rectangular table with marble top dresser as a sideboard for a dining set or incorporated into a grand bedroom scene that, along with the bed, has an armoire with shelves and a mirrored door, a marble top bedside table with front door and compartment, and several pieces of bedding, linens and table covers.
    Not to mention the chamber pot that can be stored in the bedside table or on the bottom shelf of the dresser.  Inside the box are the original magenta ties and tissue wrapped excelsior that held all the piece in place for storage and transport. Condition is excellent throughout except for some minor, age old soiling on the box.  Measurements: Box 21" x 13.5" x 6", Armoire 10 3/4" tall, Bed Table, 5" tall, Dressing Table or Side Table, 5 3/4" tall.  (The 9" all bisque shown enjoying the furnishings is found for sale on the all bisque page.)

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Art Nouveau
Bronze Display Cabinet
Opens on Two Sides!

A French masterpiece in bronze and beveled glass with the fluid, sweeping botanical lines that ruled the art and design world at the end of the 19th century.  The Art Nouveau movement put nature and a human aspect into art, furnishings, fashion, architecture and everyday life, everywhere you looked!  This display cabinet makes for an extraordinary way to show a special collectible like a doll, of course!
And on top of it being just remarkable in design, weight, and workmanship, it has beveled glass doors that open on the front and back.  The front is determined by a higher rise in the ornamental bronze molded detail that sweeps across the top of the piece.  It has raised feet that continue the bold, dramatic design all the way to the inflated bottom edge.  It is 14 1/4" tall overall, 8" wide and 6 1/"deep.  Visiting from the all bisque page is a 7" Sustrac mignonette, not included.

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Shell Covered Furniture

6 1/4"  x  5"  x  3 1/4"
Seaside Whimsy

These decorative pieces, ranging in from the Edwardian to early Victorian periods, are said to have been commercially made souvenirs sold in the port towns of Northern France, Holland and England.  It is also written that they served as "Valentines" that sailors would purchase for their loved ones at home, and also that during that time of great enthusiasm for items covered with shells, the a home hobby was born and lovers of the sea could create these whimsical works of art at home.  This one is actually a box, in the form of a vanity dresser with a diamond-shaped mirror and three faux drawers.  Lined in salmon-colored paper, it serves as an accessory for you doll collection or as a functional mini-storage art box for you as well!  

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Early Biedermeir Hall Mirror

Flanked on each side by polished, circular bone columns giving it a palatial feel, shown here is a larger dollhouse sized hall mirror from the Biedermeir period and style.  The mirror, inset into the columns and an arched top, is dingy from time and is original.  The piece has a storage drawer in the base. It measures 12" tall, 2 7/8" deep and would be perfect to display with small, early dolls.

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Dressing Table

ca. 1870
Marble Top

  Useful prop to accent a setting for fashion dolls or small child dolls and to also use to display other accessories.  The veined white marble top, ornate turned wood details, mounted swivel mirror, single front drawer and lower shelf make for a versatile piece that can be useful in the bedroom, dressing room, or bathing room.  From floor to top of mirror frame is 16 3/4", width including handles is 12", and the depth from back to front is 6".  The the dresser set trio is sold separately.  

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Biedermeier Daybed $595.
Perfect for a small early doll setting, shown here is a regal wooden daybed of the Biedermeier period, that has its original soft blue silk upholstered mattress and two bumper cushions.  There is some wear to the edges of the pillows, but not substantial enough to warrant any restoration and disrupt the originality.  Measures 9" long,          4 3/8" tall, 4 7/8" wide.

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Early French Brittany Cradle
An antique wooden cradle from the northern region of Brittany in France that is perfect to provide rest for many types of early babies.  It has the typical carved detail and turned wood medallions in the design and is finished with an antique mattress, pillow and sheet cover.  The cradle measures approximately 10 1/2" in length, 5 1/2" in width abd 7 1/4" in height at the longest points of dimension.  Sweet dreams for some lucky infant such as the Motschmann body china seen in one of the photos who can be found in more detail on the Early Dolls page.


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