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This type of big-eyed, fancy dressed and coiffed Christmas boudoir doll was very popular with teenage and pre-teen girls in the 1970s. The 13 inch doll comes in her original cardboard box titled Miss Darling. She was made in Korea but there is no maker's name on the box, only an American distributing company label. The doll is the same type and style as those made by Bradley.
The doll's body is nylon cloth-covered with articulated fingers and poseable arms. Her large, colorful eyes have lush painted long eyelashes. Her brown hair is covered by a red velour Santa cap and she has a matching fur-trimmed cape over her ruffled white satin red lace trimmed dress. Her neckline and cape are trimmed with satin leaves and lacquered holly berries. She holds a boot or stocking shaped purse in one hand. Her wired hoop petticoat keeps the skirt full and flouncy, though it's a little crushed from many years of storage in the box (a bit of indirect steam will remove the minor wrinkles).
The doll's hair is still perfectly coiffed and there is no soiling or wear - I don't think she's ever been displayed out of her box. The box does have a little wear around the upper opening edge.
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Boxed 1970s Big-Eyed Bradley Style Christmas Girl Boudoir Doll
$38 USD SOLD
Specializing in antique and vintage Christmas all year round, plus antique to Mid-Century copper.