Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll

Here is a real honey-boy of an antique folk art leather painted face cloth boy doll, with beaver fur "hair", in as found original condition, an excellent doll to add to your Americana Folk Art collection, or to your antique cloth doll collection- or as the perfect touch to your antique folk art collection or country decor. Very versatile! His face is probably made of deerskin, roughened due to time and a home tanning process. I collect antique cloth dolls and am careful to note any "tarting up" that I think may be done to them and this doll is all original with no additions. The doll hails from the piney woods of Old Maine in New England. He is a real sturdy lad of New England, and holds a place in my heart and I hope for a good home for him! Of course, the listing is for the antique boy rag doll only, all other items being for display or to be found for sale in other listings. The antique girl rag cloth doll with an oil painted face is also in another listing, as is the antique jug.

The painted leather face doll is a substantial size, at approximately twenty three inches (23") tall and a substantial weight, being in sturdy condition, not floppy. He has no joints so must either stand, lean or lay down; he cannot kneel or sit. He has a charming naive Folk Art face with both inked and oil painted features, and applied snippets of beaver fur hair. His stump hands are also oil painted and have been mended long ago on their finger ends. He has original stockings over his feet which we have never removed, they are sewn over the feet. In fact, although he has long been a part of our cloth doll collection, we have not removed his all original clothing, at all. He has a charming tailored dark blue woolen jacket that has five tiny brass buttons on the front, and a high necked collar in white broderie anglaise cotton, trimmed with a bit of fraying ribbon. The jacket is sewn closed and gathered in and sewn closed at the waistline as well. His dark blue woolen pants match his jacket and are also sewn on. His torso looks like it is made of white cotton cloth. His legs are covered in fine brown cotton knit stockings. He is not leaking stuffing, no saw dust leaking. He feels like he is firmly stuffed with either cotton or woolen batting. His head is not floppy, his waist is straight and strong. His arms are firmly attached, as are his legs. His beaver fur hair has suffered some loss of snippets of fur on the bottom of the back of his head and across his forehead. One snippet is loose and hanging by a thread. If his new owner would like, I can tack that piece on with a stitch or two. His overall condition is excellent, for his great age. He has no odors. He is eminently displayable and would make a proud addition to any collection.

Item ID: P-039

Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll

Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll
Antique Americana Folk Art Leather Painted Face Cloth Boy Doll

Here is a real honey-boy of an antique folk art leather painted face cloth boy doll, with beaver fur "hair", in as found original condition, an excellent doll to add to your Americana Folk Art collection, or to your antique cloth doll collection- or as the perfect touch to your antique folk art collection or country decor. Very versatile! His face is probably made of deerskin, roughened due to time and a home tanning process. I collect antique cloth dolls and am careful to note any "tarting up" that I think may be done to them and this doll is all original with no additions. The doll hails from the piney woods of Old Maine in New England. He is a real sturdy lad of New England, and holds a place in my heart and I hope for a good home for him! Of course, the listing is for the antique boy rag doll only, all other items being for display or to be found for sale in other listings. The antique girl rag cloth doll with an oil painted face is also in another listing, as is the antique jug.

The painted leather face doll is a substantial size, at approximately twenty three inches (23") tall and a substantial weight, being in sturdy condition, not floppy. He has no joints so must either stand, lean or lay down; he cannot kneel or sit. He has a charming naive Folk Art face with both inked and oil painted features, and applied snippets of beaver fur hair. His stump hands are also oil painted and have been mended long ago on their finger ends. He has original stockings over his feet which we have never removed, they are sewn over the feet. In fact, although he has long been a part of our cloth doll collection, we have not removed his all original clothing, at all. He has a charming tailored dark blue woolen jacket that has five tiny brass buttons on the front, and a high necked collar in white broderie anglaise cotton, trimmed with a bit of fraying ribbon. The jacket is sewn closed and gathered in and sewn closed at the waistline as well. His dark blue woolen pants match his jacket and are also sewn on. His torso looks like it is made of white cotton cloth. His legs are covered in fine brown cotton knit stockings. He is not leaking stuffing, no saw dust leaking. He feels like he is firmly stuffed with either cotton or woolen batting. His head is not floppy, his waist is straight and strong. His arms are firmly attached, as are his legs. His beaver fur hair has suffered some loss of snippets of fur on the bottom of the back of his head and across his forehead. One snippet is loose and hanging by a thread. If his new owner would like, I can tack that piece on with a stitch or two. His overall condition is excellent, for his great age. He has no odors. He is eminently displayable and would make a proud addition to any collection.

Item ID: P-039

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