Here is a beautiful antique “Nature Baby” made by Albert Schoenhut Company, Philadelphia, around 1915, made of solid wood, with delicately painted wood socket head, blue painted eyes, finely painted brows, open-closed accentuated mouth, original nailed on blond mohair wig, spring jointed five piece baby body. The baby dress and undergarments are highly likely to be original, the lovely flower crown and linen diaper are certainly a later addition, and the baby shoes are missing.
The antique wooden baby is 38 cm / 15 inches tall overall, and 28 cm / 11 inches sitting.
All joints are working admiringly well! The body has some traces of age as you may see in the photographs. Since our Schoenhut baby doll curiously has two of the original makers marks on her back, one over the other, it might have been restored (probably the body was freshly painted?) in the original workshop – if so, the restoration must have been a fairly early one, since Schoenhut closed shop in the middle of the 1930s.
All in all, this rare old baby doll is in incredibly good to excellent condition!
Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the antique wooden doll – this listing is for the Schoenhut “Nature Baby” ONLY!
*Please notice: This antique wooden doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys nowadays; so it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s item for decoration & display only!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package or registered letter on Priority Mail and provide a tracking number. Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
Wooden Schoenhut Nature Baby 15" tall, made around 1915
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