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Mid-20th Century Paris Hand Made Papier Mache Theatre Horse Figure

$2,306.35per set

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Mid-20th century Papier Mache theatre horse figure We are proud to offer a unique and rare example of a mid-20th century French theatre Papier Mache horse figure. This theatre artefact would have originally been worn by an actor playing the role of a horse. Handmade with wonderful craftsmanship across the whole item, hand painted and untouched in it true form as shown in the photos provided. The inside of the horse figure still has its support ropes that the actor would have placed in his hands to support the horses frame to his body. The inside structure is reinforced with an aged curved wooden pole to support the structure and keep it firmly in shape. The velvet cloth section has been added recently to hide the actor’s legs however this can easily be removed if required. Dimensions in inches: H 30” x W 20” x D 55” Weight: Approximate 20 KG Origin: Paris Period: Mid-20th century Condition: Aged through wear and tear is present across all the item, fading across the Papier Mache surface, loss of surface paint across the item as you can imagine, this figure has been used well over the years. An old break to the base of the left ear but is still firmly in place and not coming off in the short-term. It’s strongly suggested to view all the photos provided as part of this advert before a purchase is made.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 55 in. (139.7 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304215925342

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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