RARE-1800s Museum Mannequin
One of a kind mannequin that came from a now shuttered private museum in Paris.
Mannequin is of the Napoleon III style and dates to the later portion of the 1800’s. This piece features fully movable arms which are a rare find. A wonderful size, this beauty stands at 4.5′ tall.
Body and hands are of the old ‘carton bouilli’ composition. Similar in nature to papier mâché, this method produces a much sturdier and solid base. Each surface of the item was covered in a plaster/gesso mixture and sanded down for a fine finish before being painted.
Boots (lower sections), neck covering, fully movable arms and inner ‘sockets’ are all wooden. The piece is able to stand independently. Arms are finished with a carved wooden screw type end that allows the hands to be removed.
138 cm t x 54 w at outer arm/shoulder connection. Mannequin is 11kg and thus ships in the higher weight category. Additional items weighing 5-6 kg (providing they are safe to add) can ship with mannequin for no additional shipping fee.