Here for your buying pleasure is a VERY EARLY ENGLISH GEORGIAN WOODEN DOLL, Circa mid to late 1700's! These dolls were TEDIOUSLY HANDCARVED by early English craftsmen from a SINGLE BLOCK OF WOOD, and even though certainly not considered beautiful, one should have an appreciation for them, as they are an early representation of dolls as we know them today! These early English wooden dolls were generally ONLY OWNED BY ROYALTY or the WEALTHY so they are SELDOM FOUND and SEEN in today's doll world!
This REMARKABLE DOLL is full of PERSONALITY and CHARM with GREAT PATINA to her wood! She stands 18-1/2" tall and has the ROUND WOODEN HEAD COVERED WITH GESSO, DEEP BROWN GLASS EYES with the DOTTED EYELASHES AND EYEBROWS, an appropriately fashioned long BROWN HUMAN HAIR WIG, a pert little painted RED MOUTH and BLUSHED ROSEY CHEEKS. Her head is in QUITE REMARKABLE CONDITION only having WONDERFUL PROFESSIONALLY DONE RE-PAINT (which is TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE in these early wooden dolls) from just under her mouth and cheeks - down into her torso block of wood. Her high forehead, eyes, cheek and mouth area appear to be ENTIRELY ORIGINAL PAINT when viewed with a black light. She has a JOINTED WOODEN TORSO with peg jointing and cloth "SWING" JOINTED upper arms with FORK FINGERS. Her body has had PROFESSIONAL REPAINT also throughout, which again shows under a black light.
Her EMPIRE STYLE, simple open-backed POLISHED COTTON dress, is in RICH HUES OF TEAL, REDS, and BROWNS on BEIGE with a MATCHING TIE-POCKET! She wears a CHEMISE and UNDERSKIRT of FINE CAMBRIC with a RED WOOL PETTICOAT. She is topped off with a DARLING ANTIQUE BLUE and GREY SILK BONNET! She has KNEE-HIGH BLACK COTTON STOCKINGS with little STRIPPED SILK SLIPPERS, made from the same antique material as her fabulous bonnet! Her entire outfit is COMPLETELY HAND-SEWN! The cutest thing is that she has a LITTLE STOMACHER AROUND HER TUMMY AREA, which was worn to maintain a correct sitting and standing posture during the early 1700's! How SWEET IS THAT?
These EARLY GEORGIAN WOODEN dolls are SELDOM FOUND! And this one is a RARE FIND in such LOVELY CONDITION! These dolls are COVETED by EARLY DOLL COLLECTORS who have GREAT RESPECT for their HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE and VALUE in the doll world! After all, they present a representation of dolls that are well OVER 200 YEARS OLD! She makes for a WONDERFUL PRESENTATION and would be a FANTASTIC ADDITION to any doll collection!
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Item ID: LD-286
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