Rare WASP WAIST Antique French Mannequin, Parisian Dress Form, Dummy, Jeanne D'arc living, French Nordic
A beautiful example of a Antique French Mannequin. It is a rare find as it was made by the famous store in Paris 'Bazar Du Chateau D'Eau'. this is printed at the bottom on the fabric. The size 40 is printed at the top of the neck.
The mannequin has lovely dimensions and has aged gracefully! The linen is hand stitched in places, it has aged and is now a tea stained color. There are stains on the linen form age and a few little marks and traces of dust and time. There are some little tears in places. The paint is aged and faded to reveal the wood, I have left the wood in an as found condition so you may wish to wax and buff it. There are traces of old woodworm but I have treated this as a precaution. The base has a split in the wood but it is steady enough. One shoulder piece has a little split in the wood, nothing to worry about and I mention for accuracy. The base is adjustable with the tightening ring, the ring looks to have been replaced at some point as it looks newer than the mannequin. She has traces of an old chalked number on her back. She is original and genuine and she has lived a little. Please study the photographs carefully as they form part of the description. Please do not purchase her unless you love the shabby chic look, she is not a pristine lady now.
She would look great for your photo shoots or to display period clothing or accessories. She would look good as a prop in your atelier.
Each Item will be very carefully packed and shipped within 5 days, I use recycled packing materials where possible.
Payment is accepted via PAYPAL, which accepts all major credit cards. A Paypal account is not required.
If you purchase more than one item at the same time, please send me a message to request a combined shipping cost. Shipping is more economical to group, it costs the same to send 2 kilos as 4.999 kilos. 5 kilos cost the same to send as 9.999 kilos.
It is important to me that you are happy with your purchase, if you are in any way dissatisfied please contact me.
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged to avoid damage in transit.
I send worldwide and aim to send out items as soon as possible after your payment has cleared, usually within 3-5 days. I usually ship Tuesday and Friday.
Postage is from France
I send packages worldwide by French Priority Airmail, there is no insurance or tracking with this option. Your purchase usually arrives between 5 to 15 days , sometimes a little longer. The customs of receiving countries can sometimes create some delays so please be patient.
The french post has a 2 kg maximum weight for the priority airmail packages. If your purchase exceeds two kilos, I will ship in two or more separate packages. If you prefer insurance and tracking please send me a message and I will send you a recalculated invoice with the upgraded shipping fees. To be kind to the environment, I use as much recycled packaging as possible, this also helps to keep shipping cost to a minimum. I do build in a small charge into the shipping cost for packaging and related administration.
In this case I will add an upgraded shipping service that combines a delivery guarantee in about 8 business days and an online tracking service.
If you purchase multiple items I happy to combine the shipping cost for you.
If you require an invoice you can print this direct from your purchase history in Etsy. Should you require an invoice sending with your order with my store details and registration number please contact me and I will gladly supply this with your order.
If you need to contact me you can do this via etsy convo or direct on ruevertdegris [!at] icloud.com
Please note that customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.
Currently I accept
-paypal in any currency. Etsy Gift Cards or Etsy shop Payment Account. If you are in Europe and would like to pay by bank transfer or cheque please convo me.
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I am happy to reserve items for up to 1 month maximum. If you would like to reserve an item I will ask you to pay 10% deposit
INSTALLMENT / LAYAWAY PLAN
I am open to a layaway plan for more expensive items. This way you can split your payments over a period of time between 1 and 3 months. We will agree the payments at the beginning and then your first payment reserves your item.
Please note that after you begin your payments I am unable to refund you or cancel the transaction as the item is reserved for you and unavailable for sale to anyone else. The item will stay on reserve until you finish your final payment.
Returns & exchanges
It is important to me that you are happy with your purchase, so if there is any sort of problem and you would like to return it, we can work it out together until you are happy.
On providing a refund I will refund you the cost of the item (but not the cost of postage) if the item is returned in an undamaged condition within 14 days of receipt. The cost of returning the item will be borne by you.
Please see individual listings for care instructions.