This is a Rare Madame Alexander C1956 Alexander-kins Doll “Parlour Maid” #579. She is a clean bent-knee walker doll measuring 7-1/2 inches with head-turning walker mechanism that is not in working condition. Her head does not turn when you move her legs back and forth. The hip joints are loose, but not excessively loose, so it is a mystery why the head does not turn. Her arm stringing is tight and the arms hold a nice pose. Her molded lash sleep eyes are the dark pupil-less kind with painted underlashes. Her cheeks have just a touch of color and she has full lip paint. She has a shiny blonde triple-stitched wig in the original set.
She is wearing her original parlour maid outfit but is missing the dust mop. The doily style headpiece has some tan aging to the color and a break in the lace. You can tell that it has never been off of her head. The lace on the apron has aged a little bit in color. Underneath she is wearing her original white organdy half slip and matching panties but the fabric has aged to a strong tan with some deterioration to the fabric here and there (in the form of vertical slits). On her feet she is wearing her original white socks and black fuzzy-soled side snap shoes. Mo box. For reference, please see The World of Alexander-kins by Patricia Smith, page 83.
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