REDUCED SALE price is an OPULENT ANTIQUE FRENCH ORMOLU NAPOLEON III GLOBE DE MARIEE WEDDING DISPLAY CUSHION! What a DRAMATIC STATEMENT this RARE and MAGNIFICENT piece this would make displayed next to an antique French Fashion or small Bebe, or showcasing a favorite piece of jewelry or Fashion doll accessory item-------we could even envision using it as a miniature TOILETTE TABLE for your most PAMPERED POUPEE! Originally, this FABULOUSLY FANCY cushion was a circa late 1800's French object d'marriage, traditionally used to display a bride and a groom's accessories such as earrings, crowns and other memorabilia of the wedding day.
It most likely would have been showcased in a small vitrine or under a dome to preserve these precious items, but the cushion was originally offered separately in many sizes and types to suit the couple's needs. This particular piece is one of the most ELABORATE ones we have had the pleasure of seeing, with the embossed ormolu in MINT CONDITION and more hard to find center oval mirror HAND PAINTED with delicate flowers and framed in fancy embossed floral ormolu! The wonderful large ORMOLU BIRD embellishing the top and dainty flowers and leaves are bright gold and hardly tarnished, the one bottom center and four side rectangular and trapezoid shaped BEVELED MIRRORS are still bright, and the wonderful original deep red VELVET CUSHION that would have been used to display the wedding memorabilia is still rich in color, retaining the original tiny upholstery ORMOLU BUTTONS in a sweet floral shape! It is in overall EXCELLENT CONDITION and even retains its original RED PAPER covering underneath the display cushion!The total display measures an IMPRESSIVE 19" tall to the top of the center ormolu bird, 11 1/2" wide at the largest part and 5 1/2" deep, with the cushion itself measuring 7 1/2" wide, 5 1/4" deep and is 3" high; the beautiful center oval mirror is 4 5/8" tall and 3 1/4" wide. We have shown this MUSEUM QUALITY item next to our 16 antique French Fashion doll, who although is not included in this offering is thinking of a DOZEN WAYS to display her own favorite antique fashion and toilette necessaire accessories-------we could think of many other uses for this GLORIOUS piece! An absolute EXQUISITE accessory item to grace the most ADVANCED COLLECTION! Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified. THANK YOU for LOOKING, and GOOD LUCK! The item "SALEOPULENT ANTIQUE FRENCH ORMOLU NAPOLEON III GLOBE DE MARIEE WEDDING CUSHION" is in sale since Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts".
The seller is "doriansroom" and is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.