Late 1800s early 1900s very old antique french display mannequin which would have been in old french shops, mercantile stores. You could dress this for a woman or a man. This is wonderful in the old hard board paper mache type with wooden finial and wooden 3 leg stand.
The adjustable turned wooden handle screw will keep it in position where you can raise it up a little. Does have wear on the hard board paper mache, a little paper lifting but not much at neck. Paper is missing underneath on one side as you can see in picture #8.The wooden finial fits fine and appears to be original but not sure why it does not screw all the way down to necksee picture #5. Still does not hinder anything. I believe you can see condition in all of my pictures.
Just too old to be perfect but so perfectly charming. So fabulous for you to display a beautiful lace drape, etc. For your beautiful shabby chic french ambiance.
Can be raised about another 5. Chest 36" waist 31" hips 37. Torso itself(not including finial) is 25 tall from bottom to top of neck. Please study pictures as they form a large part of condition and description.