Antique French Miniature Room with Original Furnishings
The light-wood box with paper covers unfolds to show a very nice French salon. The furniture is in light wood with pink silk upholstery and gilt paper. In the corners are lace curtains to simulate windows. The floor and wall papers are original. Furnishing includes a piano and its stool, a table, two chairs, two armchairs, a sofa and a chimney with its original mirror and its metal jardiniere. Two Ladies portraits and original candleholders are hanging on the wall.
Box 16 1/2"(42 cm) long, 8 5/8"(22 cm) high, 8 5/8"(22 cm) wide. Table is 2 1/2"(6.2 cm) high. Chairs are 3 1/4"(8.2 cm) high.
Very good to excellent condition, light fading on floor, due to old age some minor wears on silk upholstery, one chair leg is re-glued.
Such rooms were presented from 1901 to 1908 in The Printemps department store catalogs. Manufactured by Villard & Weill, the manufacturer of Deauville dollhouses.
France - Circa 1905.
The all-bisque doll 4 1/2"(11.5 cm) tall on the picture is not for sale. This room matches perfectly with 4 3/8"(11 cm) to 5 3/8"(13.5 cm) mignonettes.