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French Painted Papier-mache Milliner's Head

Auction:
2476
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2476
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 10, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

French Painted Papier-mache Milliner's Head, mid-19th century, felt head scarf with the stitched name of Albert Vinet, finely brush stroked brows, lashes and center parted hair with curled tips, red lips and rouge accented cheeks, floral painted bodice with green shirt, ht. 14.5 in., (scattered cracking to face, paint wear to one eye and curled hair tip, age-typical minor losses).
Estimate $1,200-1,500

paint retouch to end of nose, and a spot on forehead.

Keywords

Head, Albert Vinet, Historical Christian hairstyles

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