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15 Piece Circa 1865 - 1875 Antique Clothing Trousseau For 12 - 13 Inch French Fashion Or China Head Doll
Wonderful trousseau of antique doll clothing suitable for an approximately 12 - 13-inch French Fashion or China Head doll. This group was purchased privately from its original Maine family owners and is the trousseau of a single doll, not an assembled collection. Included are:
1 & 2: A two-piece, fine wool plaid outfit in greens, mulberry, gold, black and white with silk trim and black lace overlay and trims. The jacket measures 9 1/2-inches long in back and 7 3/4 long in front with an 8-inch chest, and the skirt measures 8-inches long with a 6 1/2-inch waist. In very good condition with a few small threadbare spots on the jacket.
3: A sheer, pleated white cotton overskirt with a wonderfully shaped hemline that's shorter on the sides and longest in back and a berry and sprig pattern in pink, measures 8-inches long in back and 6 in front with a 7-inch waist. In excellent condition.
4: A crisp, natural linen skirt with textural ivory trim, measures 7-inches long with a 6-inch waist. In excellent condition.
5: A heavy cotton skirt with a pattern of black boteh's / Paisley pines and a same-fabric binding at the hemline, measures 7 1/2-inches long with a 6 1/2-inch waist. In excellent condition.
6: A pink and white "candy-stripe" skirt with a pair of tucks encircling it a little above the hemline, measures 7 1/2-inches long with a 6-inch waist. In good condition with a couple of small holes, a very old small men and some age spots.
7: A lovely, well-tailored paletot jacket in cornflower blue and white with French blue trims at the cuffs, neckline and hem, matching piping at the armscyes, back and side-seams and non-functioning, blue fabric-covered buttons, measures 6 1/4-inches long in back and 5 1/2 long in front with an 8-inch chest, 4-inch sleeves and a 16-inch sweep around the hemline. In excellent condition.
8: A stenciled white cotton overskirt, measures 7-inches long in back and 5 long in front with a 6-inch waist. In excellent condition with a couple of small spots.
9: A fine, Kelly green wool, bustle-style overskirt with fringed black silk trim, measures 8 1/2-inches long in back and 6-inches long in front with a 7-inch waist. In good condition with a couple of small holes and pinholes.
10: A long, beautifully pleated white cotton skirt with a delicate floral sprig print in rich red, a tuck above the hemline and a carved pearl button waist closure, measures 7 1/2-inches long with a 6-inch waist. In excellent condition with a couple of small spots.
11: A white cotton pinafore/apron with bound edges, waist ties and a pretty floral spray print. In excellent condition with one pinhole.
12: A striped pinafore/apron with waist ties and a pretty print of blossoming roses in red, mulberry, yellow and pink, measures 9 1/2-inches long and 13-inches from tip-to-tip across the waist and waist ties. In excellent condition.
13 & 14: A two-piece cotton dress, the skirt shaped to accommodate a bustle and the jacket well-tailored, in heavy white cotton with red and chocolate stripes, the jacket measuring 6-inches long in front and 5 long in back with a 10-inch chest and 4-inch sleeve, and the skirt 5 3/4-inches long in front and 8 1/2-inches long in back with an 8-inch waist. In very good condition with some holes in the polished cotton waistband.
15: A pair of leather shoes with silk trim, a linen lining and a leather outsole that appears to be pegged on with tiny wooden pegs, measure 1 3/4-inches long and 1/2 wide. In very good condition with some slight surface wear in tiny spots to the leather
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