Will you settle for nothing less than the best when it comes to the attire with which you dress your precious dolls? Nearly untouched by time, this exquisite bonnet is from the 1890's, and features excellent presentation value and condition. The year implies it was made for the earliest of child dolls and bebes, with particular attention paid to craftsmanship and handiwork that just cannot be replicated nowadays. The authenticity of this piece makes it the perfect accessory for presentation in your most prized display cabinet, with tiny openwork and hand-done bead work along the edge. As you can see in our photos, our very own Bruno Schmidtt flirty toddler looks absolutely adorable with this bonnet atop her golden curls! We are sure your doll will look just as precious- or if you want them as a package deal, message us for special pricing!
***This item is indeed available on a layaway plan. Choose a layaway plan so you can secure the item you love, while taking your time to pay! Soon enough, it will arrive at your door, ready to adorn your display. Give us a call at 718-859-0901 for payment details or layaway options, or to discuss this item. This item is offered with free shipping within the continental USA. Contact us for shipping rates to other regions.***
White/light cream cotton bonnet, dated c.1890-95. Openwork on main body, with beadwork in multiple colors along the top and edge, styled as flowers and leaves.
Measurements: Each lateral face extends about 4.5-5"" from the back to the front. The doll shown in the photos has a 9.5" head circumference without the wig, so that should give you an idea of what kind of head this bonnet will fit- comfortably a 9-11" head.
Condition: Excellent. The construction of this piece is essentially untouched by time, looking excellent as a presentation piece. Cotton is sturdy and clean, with only some minor foxing spots and minor fraying here and there to the edges. Overall, this is a beautiful piece!
NOTE: This listing is only for the bonnet, NOT the doll shown in the photos! If you purchase this item, you will only receive the bonnet. The doll shown in the photos is in our shop: a Bruno & Schmidtt toddler flirty. She is for sale, just search the following in our shop if you have trouble finding her: RLI-2353
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!** LBS 1/11/17
Early c.1890-95 Antique Child or Bebe Doll Bonnet with Hand-Done Beadwork