Collector’s doll, polychrome papier-mâché head from the Voit house
Body in wood and fabrics. The lines of the hand are sculpted.
Original stockings and shoes
L: 7.9 inches
D: 4.7 inches
Swedish mirror with a cherub
Swedish mirror with a cherub.
Painted wooden mirror with an applique in the shape of a bear's head and flowers,
a gilded wood cherub sitting on garlands at the top of the frame.
A restored flower.
Early 19th century
Length: 60 cm.
Height: 90 cm.
Width: 7,9 in.
Polychrome carved wooden angel
Polychrome carved wooden angel, it must have been part of a large composition, probably an altarpiece.
Polychrome carved wood and ... heavenly blue sulfide eyes
It is on a column and must be seated (it is also possible to hang it with the clip formerly attached to its back which is not sculpted: it should be seen from the front and from the side)
early 17th c.
H: 49.2 inch
L: 30.3 inch
P: 17.7 inch
Engraved mercury mirror, 18th. century
Engraved mercury mirror representing the scene of the Annotation. The angel Gabriel on the left holding a fleur-de-lis symbol of chaste love appears to the Virgin Mary to announce to her his miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit who is also present in the scene above the Virgin. The perspective clearly visible thanks to the tiling. Perspective makes it possible to represent infinity in a finite frame: it is the vanishing point which represents infinity. The vanishing point is the symbol of God, and the perspective is the symbol of the incarnation.
Old frame in gilded wood.
Height: 19,6 in.
Width: 16,5 in.
Depth: 1,1 in.
Neapolitan Virgin Child
Neapolitan Virgin Child. Carved wood, face, hands and feet finely carved covered with polychrome stucco, eyes in sulphide.
The arms are articulated and removable: these Virgins were used during processions, or in churches, chapels, oratories ... They could also illustrante passages from the Bible for the often illiterate faithful and make the holy scriptures more understandable.
The removable arms made it possible to dress them easily, in a more or less luxurious way according to the city, the village or the “individual” who owned them. They were wigged and crowned.
These Virgins, objects of devotion, have a wonderful presence.
H: 42.5 inch
Busts of devotional statues
Busts of devotional statues. Set of busts of processional mannequins or devotional statues.
papier mâché covered with polychrome stucco.
Circa 1750 and traces of time
These busts can be sold separately. (For details please have a look on our proantic website)
H: 13.77 inch with base
Face and hands finely carved, covered with polychrome stucco.
She holds a coral in her hand
And vestiges of time ...
These Virgin, devotional statues were found in churches, chapels and oratories. They were dressed, this one keeps some traces of the fabrics with which it was dressed.
H: 13,4 inch.
carved linden mirror, silver patina
Louis XVI remarkably sculpted "in-between" basswood mirror with original silver patina, mercury mirror
H: 51.2 inch.
L: 31.2 inch
A tiny manikin with a lace collar
A tiny manikin with a lace collar, a marvelous primitive and deliciously refined painter's manikin.
Face and hands finely sculpted and polychromed, lace collar, bracelet in coral and eyes in sulphide.
In one word ... a marvel
H: 9 inch.
Allegories of autumn and summer
Allegories of autumn and summer. Pair of terracotta sculptures, monumental and sensual.
Manufacture de Choisy le Roi (1890/1910)
Late 19th. C.
Height: 78,7 in
Length: 23,6 in