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De Kleine Wereld Doll and Dollhouse Museum

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An exceptional collection, considered one of the finest private small museums of childhood ephemera in the world, featuring beautiful dolls, rare dollhouses, stores, kitchens, and more.

Theriault's


800-638-0422
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Superb Early Parfumerie with Chandelier and Mirrors for the French Market 1400/2100

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 377)

12" (30 cm.) h. x 18"l. x 9"d. The light-wood open-front shop has an unusual three-sided back and two side facades that give dimension and a sense of greater size to the ...moretiny size. The walls, of cobalt blue paper, are decorated lavishly with gold paper borders and raised-construction gilt papers that suggest carving (especially notable on the side wall frames). There are two mirrors, and liberal floral and cherub decoupage. There are three curved-front shelves at the sides and back, and unusual stepped shelves at the sides of the front counter. An ormolu and glass chandelier hangs above, a porcelain lady doll stands in attendance, and the shop is fitted with glass and paper mache perfume and toiletry jars and bottles. The exterior has original old paper-covered surface. Excellent condition. For the French market, circa 1875.

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Rare Early German Porcelain Doll in Original Costume 300/600

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 377)

5" (13 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with pink-tinted complexion, black sculpted hair in short uniform curls, painted features, muslin body, porcelain pink-tinted hands, p...moreorcelain painted knee-high boots on slender legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: superb all-original condition, wearing original court costume in the 16th-century style including brass chest armor and various accessories.

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French Cobalt Blue Sevres Miniature Glassware 200/400

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3" (8 cm.) Of vibrant cobalt blue glass with hand-painted gold leaf rims and star designs, comprising carafe and shallow bowl. To perfectly display with 17"-21" lady doll...mores. French, the uniquely rich cobalt blue color was made famous in Sevres during the 18th century and thereafter, lending a special richness to porcelain, glassware, and even doll eyes of the mid-19th century.

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French Porcelain Miniature Toilette Set on Dressing Table 300/500

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6" (15 cm.) l. table. 4"h. 1 "h. pitcher. A white porcelain wash set with blue and old decorations is arranged upon a wooden dressing table with bottom shelf and working ...moredrawer. The wash set includes wash bowl and pitcher, two lidded boxes, one open bowl, one lidded bowl. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875.

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Petite French Bisque Poupée, Size 00, by Jumeau 900/1300

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10" (25 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, pale blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lightly-feathered lashes and brows, accented nostril...mores, pierced ears, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid poupée body with gusset-jointing at hips, pretty antique gown, undergarments, fine bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, kid at right wrist weak. Marks: 00 (head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880. Value Points: most appealing gentle expression enhanced by very rare 00 petite size, original signed body, lovely bisque.

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French Porcelain Doll's Tea Set in Original Store Presentation Basket 300/500

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 377)

12" (30 cm.) l. basket. 2 1/2"h. teapot. The boat-shaped handled basket is filled with its porcelain doll's tea service with pink flower and blue rim decorations, compris...moreing lidded teapot, lidded sugar, creamer, six cups and saucers, and six gilt metal spoons, each still tied into the basket with original red silk ribbons. Excellent condition. French, the charming arrangement likely appeared in French Etrennes catalogs of the era as a special store holiday gift, circa 1890.

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French Miniature Blown Glass Carafe Set in Original Box 400/600

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 377)

6 1/2" (17 cm.) x 6 1/2" box. 3 1/2" carafe. A wooden box with lithographed-paper cover (curiously depicting kittens at play) with original gold lettering "Verre d'Eau" h...moreinges open to fitted interior of blown glass crystal decorated with hand-painted gold leaf and floral designs, comprising round tray, two carafes with stoppers, two stemmed glasses, and a lidded jar. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885, rare and perfectly preserved doll-sized luxury accessory, for perfect display with poupées 17"-22".

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French Cast Silver Miniature Vitrine with Depose Mark 300/600

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8" (20 cm.) Of heavy cast metal with darkened silver finish, the miniature vitrine in the Louis XVI style, has elaborately-detailed carving, and unusual front with set-ba...moreck side sections, six paw feet, and with shelved and mirrored interior. The underside has raised mark "Depose N. 25". Excellent condition, very rare to find. French, circa 1880.

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French Bisque Poupee "Psyche" with Original Presentation Box and Mirror 1800/2800

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 377)

11" (28 cm.) doll. 13" x 9" box. 7" mirror. A heavy card stock box with lavish padded rose silk faille covering and ivory rope trim, hinges open to padded pale blue silk ...moreinterior, that contains a bisque poupee and her costumes and mirror. The swivel head lady doll has blue enamel eyes, painted features, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, shapely kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at hips, stitched and separated fingers and is wearing her original muslin chemise and earrings. Included is an original Psyche mirror with hinged sides allowing the mirror to tilt back and forth; the silvered-frame oval mirror has a reverse repousse design of winged Cupid and maker's stamp, and there are two additional costumes, undergarments, bonnet. The poupee is marked 2/0. Excellent condition, very sturdy body and lovely bisque. French, Gaultier, circa 1880, for the luxury trade.

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19th Century French Miniature Teal Blue Glassware 300/500

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 377)

2" (5 cm.) In a rich teal blue color, the service includes a cake or cheese dish with domed lid and four matching glass cups with amber glass handles and hand-painted whi...morete enameled flower and berry designs. Included is a pale blue ribbed candle holder. The service is of superb luxury quality, likely sold in Giroux & Cie or similar Parisian luxury store of the mid-19th century. Excellent condition. Circa 1865, appropriately-sized for display with dolls about 22"-25".

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French Automaton "Little Girl with Doll and Hair-Brush" by Leopold Lambert 5000/8000

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 377)

19" (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered base is a bisque-head doll with amber brown glass paperweight eyes, dark eyeliner, richly-painted lashes and brows, accented n...moreostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms. She is wearing her original magenta silk costume fashioned in the workshops of Lambert overseen by Eugenie Lambert, and holds a little all-bisque doll in her right hand and a hair-brush in the left, as though about to comb her doll's hair. When wound, the presentation is heightened by the movement, as the girl alternately lifts the doll, then the brush, while nodding and turning her head as though inspecting her workmanship; music play. Condition: generally excellent, some fraility to original costume, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (doll) (original paper label indicating tune "Les cloches de Corneville" on underside). A very beautiful and original French automaton with enchanting movements of special interest in a doll milieu. French, Leopold Lambert, circa 1890.

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Rare 19th Century Miniature Accessories for Doll's Table 300/600

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4" (10 cm.) l. silver tray. Included is a fine silver dessert tray with filigree frame and handles, serving knife with mother-of-pearl handle and silver hallmarks, mother...more-of-pearl footed basket with gilt metal frame, porcelain three-footed bowl signed Limoges with early faux-fruit, and a very rare 2" velvet box whose fitted interior displays a three-piece silver place setting. Excellent condition. Mid/late-19th century. Appropriately sized for display with 16"-18" poupee.

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Fine French Crystal Service 300/400

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7" (18 cm.) h. decanter with stopper. Of fine crystal, including round tray with gilt edging, decanter with teardrop design and stopper, and six stemware glasses of very ...morefine delicate quality. Excellent condition. Circa 1875.

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French Salon Chair for Poupee with Silk Tufted Seat 300/500

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11" (28 cm.) The elegantly-carved wooden side chair has original ebony finish with gilt stenciled designs, and its original tufted magenta silk seat with tiny silk-covere...mored buttons. Excellent condition. French, circa 1870.

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Wonderful French Bisque Poupee by Jumeau in Original Royal Historical Silk Costume 3000/5000

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14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, very large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, rose-blushed ey...moree shadow, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French shapely kid poupee body, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body very sturdy and clean except some finger wear. Marks: (artist marks on head) Jumeau Medaille d'Or Paris (body stamp). Comments: Emile Jumeau, circa 1880, the doll is wearing her original elaborate padded-silk gown in magenta and ivory colors, trimmed with gilt metallic threads and faux-jewels, likely representing royalty of European or Russian lineage. Value Points: exceptionally beautiful poupee with dramatic eyes and superb original costume, with original wooden stand.

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Extremely Rare and Wonderful 19th Century Chinese Tea Shop with Rare Contents 5500/8500

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26" (66 cm.) w. x 16"h. x 15"d. The wooden-framed shop has unusual arched front entry supported by richly laquered green and gold columns and two narrow side-front walls ...morewith display windows framed in cast brass; the facade has red lacquered finish and "Asiatica Tee Handlung" lettered sign and the brass-framed windows are set in blue painted walls with gold accents and applique images of Asian people. The lacquered finish continues around the sides and back with paper-framed engravings as accents. The floor is lithographed paper with heavy lacquered finish, and the side and back walls are completely fitted with shelving, slant bins and 16 tea drawers or cabinets, all with original red or black lacquered finish. There is a matching free standing counter of red lacquer with green lacquer top and brass coin slot, and a matching cast iron scale with brass trays. The shelves are lavishly fitted with an array of silk and paper-wrapped treasures, a carved bone frame, celluloid rickshaw, and, notably, 26 very rare tea tins with various lithographed scenes. A bisque doll with amber-complexion and original costume stands behind the counter. Excellent condition. Maker unknown, late-19th century shop of outstanding quality and complexity, rare contents.

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French Porcelain Doll-Size Dinner Service 400/600

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 377)

6" (15 cm.) footed tureen. Of fine white porcelain with glazed finish, blue borders and gilt pencil-stripe trim, and decorated with acorn finials and oak leaf designs, th...moree service includes 5" and 6" lidded footed tureens, two 4" footed compotes, two footed sauce dishes with attached bases and lids (one with ladle), one open-top sauce dish, three graduated size platters, ten 5" plates, six 5" shallow bowls, four 6" plates, and four footed serving plates. Excellent condition. French, circa 1885.

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Luxury Set of Doll's Cutlery in Original Box 300/500

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 377)

5" (13 cm.) l. knife. 12' x 11" box. A wooden box with textured blue paper cover and padded ivory silk lining contains a complete set of doll-sized cutlery, including si...morex knives, six forks, six spoons, six napkins rings, and six knife rests. Excellent unplayed with condition. For the luxury trade, early 20th century.

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French All-Bisque Mignonette in Original Costume 400/500

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5 1/2" (14 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque torso, dark glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, light brown mohair wig, pin-jointed bisque arms and legs, paint...moreed white stockings with magenta rims, black four-lace painted ankle boots, original blue silk dress with lace trim. Condition: tiny cheek rub. Marks: 2/0. Comments: French, circa 1885. Value Points: endearing facial expression, all-original body with shapely legs and rare style of painted boots for this model.

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French Well-Laid Dining Table for Petite French Poupee 800/1200

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 377)

12" (30 cm.) x 8"table. 7"h. table. 10" chairs. The early dining table with spindle-carved legs is set for a feast for six, each setting with pewter underplate and porcel...moreain shallow bowl, napkin ring and napkin, cutlery, and with 11 matching porcelain serving dishes, silver soft metal cruet set with glass bottles, wine service of fine crystal with round tray, decanter with stopper and six stemware glasses, and with a silver tinware table dust pan and brush, and, finally, a miniature red wine bottle from Chateau Moncontour. Also included are a pair of balloon-back chairs with red velvet upholstered seats and carved legs. Excellent condition. French, circa 1875. Appropriately sized for poupees 14"-16".

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Beautiful 19th Century Crystal Hanging Chandelier 500/900

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 377)

6" (15 cm.) Suspending from a brass ceiling cover is an elaborate crystal chandelier with thin wire frame, alternating bands of small glass beads and larger prismatic bea...moreds, with cascading garlands of small beads, and prismatic tear drops dangling from the lower garland. Excellent condition. French, mid-19th century.

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Petite French Bisque Poupee by Doleac in Original Silk Costume 1800/2500

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 377)

14" (36 cm.) Bisque swivel head on bisque shoulder plate, blue enamel glass inset eyes with pronounced black pupils, painted features, closed mouth with center accent lin...moree, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at hips, knees, and elbows, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at front crown rim with original firing or hairline (under wig), body very sturdy. Marks: L. Depose 1 D. Comments: Louis Doleac, circa 1875. Value Points: the rare signed poupee with distinctive regal facial modeling of the Doleac poupee, is wearing her original ivory silk ensemble, undergarments, leather boots marked "1".

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Pretty Sonneberg Bisque Doll with Original Costume 300/500

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 377)

13" (33 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with very plump lower cheeks, blue glass inset eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, acce...morented eye corners, slightly-parted lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, kid gusset-jointed body with bisque forearms. Condition: old faint 1" hairline from left forehead rim (under wig), body especially clean and sturdy. Marks: 50/3. Comments: Sonneberg, circa 1880, designed to appeal to the French market. Value Points: the beautiful doll with gorgeous eyes wears her lovely factory-original costume.

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Vintage Miniature Christmas Tree and Ornaments 300/500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 377)

11" (28 cm.) The miniature holiday tree has original wooden base and snow speckled branches and is decorated with miniature glass holiday balls and candles. Included are ...morean assortment of additional miniature vintage glass balls. Excellent condition. Germany, early 20th century.

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Tiny German Brown-Complexioned Bisque Doll with Original Costume 300/400

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4" (10 cm.) Bisque socket head with brown complexion, brown glass inset eyes, painted features, closed mouth, black fleecy hair, brown composition five-piece body, wearin...moreg original red sateen dress with black lace trim, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4/0. Comments: Germany, circa 1900. Value Points: rare to find in this tiny size, closed mouth, beautiful complexion.

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