18th Century Mannequin


United Kingdom

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18th Century Mannequin

Mid- 18th Century Mannequin with its original silk dress and wig

For Sale in this LOT is a rare and highly desirable artefact in the form of a handmade articulated female wooden mannequin. This item was obtained from a country house auction in the UK, believed to be European in origin. This stunning item still has its original base, metal support brackets and full sections in place. One of the arms is articulated as is the head and it seems the other arm had some repair to its elbow joint many years ago, therefore is restricted in full movement as first intended. The paint across this item is single layered and shows a wonderful artistic finish as you can see in the photos provided. The head detaches from the body and is articulated in a 360 degree motion. The wig and dress also can easily be removed, the dress is made from silk and stitched with gold lace, and the wig is made from horse hair we believe. The metal supports brackets are riveted in place and hold the figure upright very firmly. This item is quite special in our professional opinion, we feel it’s more a piece of art and would hold a great presence in any country home or romantic interior setting.

Size in inches: H 54” x W 17” x D ”

Condition: This item is dated mid-18th Century therefore expect wear and tear across the surfaces and structure in the form of a patina and aged scuffs, cracked paint, and light aged chips (a number of repairs have also taken place across the right mid arm section, and the original base which the item is secured to has lost a section of its front section (shown in the photos provided). It’s suggested to review all the photos provided as part of this advert.

Postage: Please get in touch in advance of a purchase if you based outside of the UK to clarify P&P on this item as this varies dependent upon your global location. Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained. With items of this fragile and rare nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with adequate insurance cover. This may cost a bit more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

Disclaimer: At The House of Antiques we try our upmost to relay descriptions and the origin of items sold in our store. We also aim to visualise through pictorial reference the items that are for sold as best we can. The disclaimer is for the customer and makes sure assumptions that can sometimes be made are avoided. We always aim to make sure our customers are not disappointed or misinformed about items that are for sale in our store. For this reason we strongly recommend that relevant questions relating to the item in question are proposed to us directly, additionally all photographs are used as reference and as part of the advertisement.

Shipping: At The House of Antiques we aim to ship your purchased item in 2 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail. Additional to this we used a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyers cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

Our promise: At The House of Antique we believe in what we do, deliver what we say we will deliver, and make sure that our unique items are presented and delivered as we would expect them to be presented and delivered to us. Customer service and satisfaction is as important as the item itself and we believe this is why our customers keep coming back for more beautiful and unique item to decorate their lives with.

Cancellation: We are unable to refund any item which is purchased unless the item is different from what is described in the advert stated. We go to a lot of effect to insure our customers are happy with their items and purchases. Therefore we strongly suggest the customer consider the purchase/view all pictures and close ups and propose as many questions via email before a purchase is made. We do no refund our customers if they choose to change their mind about the purchase unfortunately, we will however offer a full refund of the item (excluding postage) if the item once received is not as described, this however can only take place within 48hr of the item being received by the customer. Once an item has been received and if a cancellation has been agreed by The House of Antiques management team, the customer is liable for the cost and insurance of postage if the item needs to be sent back to us in London.



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