English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836

An unusual Mid Victorian WAX DOLL....she looks to me rather like a Witch! On the base is attached piece of paper providing some history of this piece and dating it to 1836 - 1837. Most of the clothing appears original with the exception I think of the dress which looks like a newer replacement. Her bonnet, gloves, and little leather shoes look to be original...the undergarments are quite old replacements I'd say.The wire stand also appears to be a later replacement with the original wire probably having rusted away. She stands 15" tall.The head and shoulders are of wax with the torso and arms and legs made I think of wire with padding. Interesting highly collectible old piece....some splits in wax around the neck area...please refer pictures.

Item ID: 9346

English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836

English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836
English Victorian Wax Doll Circa 1836

An unusual Mid Victorian WAX DOLL....she looks to me rather like a Witch! On the base is attached piece of paper providing some history of this piece and dating it to 1836 - 1837. Most of the clothing appears original with the exception I think of the dress which looks like a newer replacement. Her bonnet, gloves, and little leather shoes look to be original...the undergarments are quite old replacements I'd say.The wire stand also appears to be a later replacement with the original wire probably having rusted away. She stands 15" tall.The head and shoulders are of wax with the torso and arms and legs made I think of wire with padding. Interesting highly collectible old piece....some splits in wax around the neck area...please refer pictures.

Item ID: 9346

$395 USD

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