Vintage 1930s lucite shop mannequin by rene herbst for the siegel mannequin company. This was one of the first original modernist mannequins constructed of lucite (or similar early plastic). Rare and highly collected item. In very good condition for it's age, there is age related surface wear, but overall very good. On the base is stamped rudduck ltd 226 old st.London based retail and office supply company. There is a small crack on base, but this hasn't gone through completely. It has adjustable tilt, this variant is not drilled for circular cups. 21.5 inches high by 15.5 inches wide at the shoulders and is 6.75 inches deep (54.5cm x 40cm x 17cm). Siegel was a famous parisian mannequin designer and shop fittings supplier and their items are now highly sought after. Architect, decorator and designer, rené herbst was one of the figures of the modern current, and he was very active between the two wars, renowned for integrating new materials such as steel tube or molded wood in the creation of furniture. His vision was idealistic, he imagined an aesthetic, functional and original furniture, whose industrial production will make it possible to benefit as many people as possible.