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This is a wonderful treat for those of you who collect the earlier china dolls. This dress is actually two pieces with a removable over skirt with a bit of bustling in the back. I believe that this is wool and it does have a few holes in it as testament to that. Nonetheless, the wonderful details and overall look of this dress make up for any issues. Notice that it has been cut using a crimping scissors. It measures 13 1/4 inches from shoulder to hem and is about 4 3/4 inches across the shoulders. Across the waist it is about 3 1/4 inches. Notice the wonderful darts on the bodice of the dress and the trim around the shoulders. The bodice is lined completely through the sleeves. The overskirt provides whimsy and bows to both sides of it. Buttonholes are all hand made and original buttons intact. This dress is expertly made and so hard to find in this wonderful red and black wool fabric. Most of the early dresses I come across are the cotton calicos. I am happy to send more photos; I have filled the allotted number of photos here on Ruby Lane. Please feel free to ask questions and thank you for shopping at Red Dog Dolls.
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1850s Wool Dress For Antique China Doll
$195 USD SOLD
Special Antique Dolls and Their Accessories
Lovely Selection of Antique Dolls, Particularly China Head Dolls