A fine looking late XIX - early XX century male papier-mache mannequin with a painted red ochre torso and black painted wooden arms (now missing the hands) and painted black boots.
Full size papiermache mannequins from this time are very rare to find in such exceptional condition.
Purley by the fact that he is constructed from card/ paper mache makes him a rare survivor.
There are no dents, tears or holes to the papier mache just some wear and scuff marks consistent with age.
Having articulated arms, makes hime very versatile, a great interior designer's piece.
He would look great as a butler welcoming guests in an entrance hall.
Here shown in two different versions: one with a vintage fencing set by Leon Paul of London, the other version with a great looking mole skin top hat by Cuthbertson of London.
Dimensions: 44 cm x 45 cm (at the base) x 189 cm height (height of mannequin itself, without box 170)