For the lovers of early, all original dolls, this sweet Milliner's model is an absolute historical treasure! At 19.5" she is a precious, large sized example with a super rare bun and exposed ears, and fabulous original costume! All original, never undressed as the dress is sewn-on, this wonderful young lady is wearing a long wool/linen blend cafe-au-lait dress with low cut neckline, purple and black scattered flowers, black soutache trim, closed pleated lower hem, lace trim at the top of the dress. Underneath is a crude cotton pantaloon consisting of simple sewn on tubes. What an amazing girl from the 1840's. And have a look at that bun! A rare and wonderful coiffe with an elaborate plaited up-do revealing ears on both sides in generally excellent shape with low sides and sweeping silhouette. She has her original kid body with wooden limbs in excellent condition, what more could we ask for in a museum example.
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Condition: This rare example is in good condition for her age with only minor crazing to her composition, However her nose has been repainted and possibly repaired. It is a very professionally done. Her hands and feet are in good shape with just one thumb missing on the right hand and general age soiling. Please note that the photos taken are at 5x magnification of what you will see with the naked eye at 16" distance so her minor flaws look much more dramatic than in person. A lovely girl who is in beautiful condition for her 180 years of age. How often do we find treasures like this?!?
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Large 19.5" Papier Mache Milliner's Model Original Doll with Stunning Original Dress circa 1840