Seller: 2007nanb (1,491) 100%, Location: Castelnau de Guers, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 262921672916 Welcome to ~FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES~ Where You Will Find Beautiful & Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When we opened our shop here on eBay we intended to specialize in French vintage and antique linens, and that, frankly, is still our focus, but we added 'AND ANTIQUES' to our name because we thought we might like, eventually to add some special antique items to the shop. This is one such item. *********************** Vintage Doll's Carriage Pram Vintage Doll's Pram This little doll's pram is absolutely charming and so finely detailed...down to the scrolling handle for pushing it. We have no idea how old it is, nor did the seller, but we think the important thing about it is it's charm. We bought this little doll's carriage at a brocante and antique fair in the Chateau town of Azay-le-Rideau but we cannot say for sure that it is French made...but again, it is just delightful. Made of metal, wood, wicker and fabric it has been beautifully put together with tiny nails and screws...and it is solid and sturdy with no missing parts.The frame is wood, wrought iron and wicker.The 'bed' is lined in carefully fitted black baize and the 'hood' is made of the same sturdy fabric. As mentioned this little carriage is in superb vintage condition. This piece measures 15 inches long by 9 1/2 inches wide and with the hood up it stands 22 inches tall.. A CHARMING GIFT IDEA FOR A LITTLE GIRL YOU LOVE...or for a collector of antique dolls and furniture for them! Price: $225.00 FVLA#2974 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~Important~ ~Please take time to read our Shipping, Insurance and Returns Information ~ Shipping and Insurance:Shipping from France for this item will be $47.50 Worldwide Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes Professional packing, insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security. Please see our shipping information for other destinations.All shipping charges will be less than our actual shipping cost.When ordering PLEASE VERIFY YOUR ADDRESS IN EVERY DETAIL AND ADD A CONTACT PHONE NUMBER FOR THE PACKING SLIP.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR MORE PHOTOS. As in the past, we are always happy to combine items to save on shipping costs. We hope that the policies above will indicate to our customers that we Never profit on shipping charges. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Returns: We hope, and even expect, that you will be satisfied with your purchase, but if for any reason you are not, please return the item in described condition within 7 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. Shipping costs both ways remain the responsibility of the buyer unless a buyer feels we have grossly misrepresented an item. In that case we will refund return shipping also. As well it is our policy that an item returned to us must be insured for its purchase amount by the purchaser. Your purchase of this item assures us that you understand and agree with our shipping and returns policies. So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items. Please take a minute to have a look at our Feedback. ~~~~~~~~~ We work hard to maintain our 100% customer satisfaction and we hope it continues. To that end we make every effort to describe our items accurately and fully and to note any small flaws which are inevitable in these vintage and antique items. We welcome and encourage your questions regarding measurements, condition, etc. before purchase. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Finally we request that you Carefully Verify Your Shipping Address and that you provide us with a Telephone Number which we will add to the Shipping form that will be attached to your parcel. This can help insure safe and speedy delivery. Also please see our Comments on Condition and Pricing below. ********************************************** It is our policy to abide by all eBay Policies and Regulations for the Benefit of ourselves and our Customers. We are a fully liscensed and legal business in France. Our Siret Number is 502590573.00015 Comments on the Condition of the items I sell: Virtually all the items I sell are "vintage" which means they have, in the majority of cases, been used, and are at least 50 to 75, and even more than 100 years old. Having said that, I do not sell items that are so used that they are obviously heavily worn, faded or too fragile to use. Almost all my items were made by hand in France during the first half of the last century--most would date from between 1890 and 1950, although it is quite difficult to be certain of an exact date in most cases. It would be quite unusual to find this kind of fine hand work in France after about 1960. Again because these items are Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used. However all the items I sell have been carefully selected and inspected when I purchase them for their Very Good to Superb vintage condition. Still it is inevitable that occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend on any given item. I always carefully launder and iron my items and in doing so inspect them carefully for a second time. If I notice a small flaw on an item I put that in my description. It is my hope that my customers understand that I would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large stains or tears. But please do understand that because the items I sell are Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely absolutely "pristine and perfect" as if they were new. If one expects that, then it is probably best not to purchase vintage items. Like all fine antiques, they will have their own sort of "patina." Some sellers do sell these vintage items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their customers of that fact. I prefer to do laundering and ironing for my customers before shipping an item. In that way you can use and enjoy your purchase immediately. Comments on Pricing: Because the items I sell are generally much sought after here in France and abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. I travel far and wide in my region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes, antique shops and private sellers. I visit Paris from time to time, and I search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible. Generally my buying costs are rising all the time as these Beautiful Handmade Vintage items become more scarce. My travel costs to seek out new items are significant. As well my husband and I spend many hours at the computer in-putting our stock for sale on eBay, managing our shop and keeping our business records up-to-date. We spend time packaging, (we use only quality packaging materials), and we drive to the post office some many miles away from our home several times a week to ship items to our customers. Finally and very importantly for my customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy and time and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly. For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers. These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art. Still I do my best to keep my prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past. ~ Condition: Used, Condition: It's condition is commensurate with it's age.