This is a rare 17.5 antique bisque and kid leather French fashion poupee by Eugene Barrois, circa late 1800s. There is an aristocratic yet celebratory air about her given her very fashionable, antique fuschia pink velvet walking gown.
S adorned with handmade black silk Chantilly lace and silk roses and is entirely hand sewn. She's a wonderful size to sew fashions for if you.
She has stationery blue glass paperweight eyes fringed with delicately painted upper and lower lashes as well as subtle eyeliner. Her feathered brows and accented nostrils further define her lovely face. Her fine quality bisque is accentuated with rosy cheeks and Cupid's bow lips. Her original chestnut brown human hair wig is of the finest quality and very soft. Underneath her two piece walking gown she dons her original, gorgeous tiered lace petticoat and pantaloons that are so sweet over her original slip and bodice - all trimmed in Valenciennes lace!She has the prettiest embroidered silk stockings and leather shoes with ornamented bows. Her kid leather body is in amazing, strong condition especially given her age! There are no hairlines or repairs to her bisque. She has all of her fingers and hands have very slight wear as to be expected, but great for her age! Listing is for dressed doll only - other photo items not included.
A bit of history on the Eugene Barrois doll company, they were one of the earliest makers of porcelain and China head dolls in Paris, France. One of Barrois chief competitors was Claude Joseph Blampoix.
Please keep in mind that they are not new, and therefore will show signs of their use and history, which many collectors feel add to their authenticity and charm. Most are handmade, previously used and may vary slightly. The small imperfections which may be inherent will not affect their beauty or use.We make every effort to describe items accurately. Please carefully review the descriptions and photos as they are an integral part of the listing. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, please send a message, prior to leaving feedback, so that we may resolve the issue. We will not send your item(s) marked as a "gift, " so please don't request it. Thank you for your interest in Chantilly Dreams. The item "Rare Antique Bisque Barrois French Fashion Poupee Doll c. 1800s" is in sale since Monday, January 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "chantillydreams" and is located in Rancho Santa Fe, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.