Francois Gaultier Doll with Original Costume, ca. 1885
I started collecting dolls when I was little and my mom gave me this doll. And she got sick and so I didn't want to get rid of it and I really don't know that much about it.
Okay, this is a Francois Gaultier French fashion doll from about 1880 to 1890. As you'll notice, it has a swivel head. This doll itself would be worth about $2,000, but what's fabulous about this doll is the original costume. This dress was made by a couturier person in Paris, and it's all original from head to toe. The wig is all original, the hat's original, and the dress is starting to shred.
So you should not take it anywhere anymore.
Okay, that's the end of that.
That's the end of that. The doll, with this fabulous costume, would retail for $4,000 to $4,500.
Wow, thank you.
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