Friday, August 21, 2020

"Augusta" Georgian Era Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll....SOLD

 

Augusta is a fine styled hand-carved wooden doll with jointed legs and arms. Her face is inspired by a wonderful early Queen Anne Doll that I love and never get tired of watching because she not only graces my eyes but my soul. This amazing doll was made around the 1720's when Britain was one of the most prosperous countries in the world.

As the original doll, she stands 17 inches tall. She will come to you with a historically accurate period wardrobe and accessories that I made with early materials and textiles dating back to mid 19th century.

I have posted several photos for you to see step-by-step how I have dressed the Queen, enjoy!


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Stays: 18th century shape: upright flat back and narrow waist. 
Textile: Early example of 19th century Italian brocade.







I made a stay busk for my doll inspired by a 17th century bone busk. I engraved a variety of motifs and her first initial "A".      I gave it a very well worn appearance.




Cloth pockets: early 19th century chinoiserie embroidery.



She is wearing a bum-roll in the 18th century style that will help to lift and display her skirt and to emphasize her tiny waist.



Fichus were worn by women in the 18th to late 19th centuries. It was an important and necessary accessory for women of that era, worn during the day to be protected from the sun, for warmth or modesty.


Her bodice is trimmed with a cream silk rosette ribbon, dating to 1850's .




Bodice and skirt: Mid 19th century brocaded textile with silver metallic threads, origin: France.



Stomacher and apron: 19th century elaborately embroidery Ottoman textile.





Her necklace is made out of glass seed beads from the Victorian Era. 



Augusta has a beautiful blonde mohair wig with a bun that I have made specially to wear her square cap. These square caps were designed to be worn around a bun of hair. 
Materials: 19th century brocaded silk trimmed with silk lace and vintage cloth flowers.


Here Augusta is all dressed with her 18th century gown and accessories.

               



Inspired by a British 18th century high-heel shoes with leather soles and trimmed with silk brocade ribbon from the Georgian Era, origin: England.
 Augusta loves her shoes! 




Thursday, July 16, 2020

"Clemence" Black Wooden "Queen Anne" Style Doll.....SOLD



Clemence stands 18 inches tall. Hand-carved wooden body with jointed legs and arms. Beautiful ebony-black complexion. She is dressed in early textiles. I have posted several photos to show you step by step how I've dressed Clemence. Her clothing is inspired by an early 19th century dress that was probably made with calico fabrics imported into Britain from India. 


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Cloth Pockets:  The quilting is quite fine, 1830's in date.

Quilted bum roll hand-sewn in the 18th century style.


Her fichu, also called neckerchiefs or kerchiefs, is made  from a lovely French lace. This one is triangular in shape.




Beautiful example of late 19th century calico fabric, in red and white colors.


Here's an inside look at the bodice, it is fully lined and closes
with hooks and eyes at center front.







I made this chatelaine with vintage silver chains and scissors.  The pinball and needle case are made from antique textiles, circa 1850's