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Dolls for the Princesses: The Story of France and Marianne [Hardcover]

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It is well known that the Royal Collection contains an outstanding range of dolls and dolls' houses. The story told here concerns two very special dolls---France and Marianne---which were given to Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1938, when they were, respectively, twelve and eight years old. Intended as a tangible expression of the Entente Cordiale between Great Britain and France on the eve of World War II, the dolls and their trousseaux also acted as a showcase for the French fashion industry and the elegant world of Parisian haute couture.

Faith Eaton, the well-known writer and lecturer on the subject of dolls and doll collecting, here describes the historical events leading up to the presentation of the dolls, their creation in the world-famous Jumeau factory, and the preparation of their vast collection of designer dresses, fur coats, hats, shoes, and miniature accessories. Contributions came from the most prestigious fashion houses of the day, including Lanvin and Cartier, Herms and Vuitton, and the excellence of their work is clearly seen in the book's specially commissioned photography.

In her final chapter Eaton describes her own delicate conservation work, carried out over the years, to maintain the dolls' original perfection. 70 photographs and illustrations, 50 in color.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.1" Width: 9.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   2.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 19, 2006
Publisher   Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd
ISBN  1902163575  
ISBN13  9781902163574  

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > France > General
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls
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Gorgeous Photos of Unique Collection  Aug 9, 2006
This book has stunning pictures of this whole unique doll clothes collection. Beautiful book to enjoy looking through. Has interest especially for fashion history from the 1920-1930s France.


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