Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eloise is looking for a new home....SOLD




Eloise is a fine reproduction of  a 18th c. English
Wooden Queen Anne Doll 

SOLD

Any questions or comments,

 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com



She is 15 1/2 inches tall. 
The hand-carving and clothing are exquisite.
Eloise has so much detail, you will love her!


All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics.
DRESS: 19th c. French Printed Linen. . 




She has a wonderful patina


A closer look at her cap, Victorian French lace...divine!




Beautiful Victorian Silk in a lovely Ivory color I have had in my stash for some years 
I love it, it looks perfect on my doll.








Beautiful example of 19th c. French textile


Her silk stockings and garters
(ladies salvaged stockings from the Edwardian Era)

In the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, garters were tied just below the knee, where the leg is most slender, to keep the stocking from slipping.


Shoes: 19th c. English Silk
Embellished with silver metallic lace and glass seed beads from the Victorian Era. Lovely!

Friday, June 9, 2017

"Fanny" 19th c. Queen Anne Reproduction Doll...SOLD

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 I AM VERY HAPPY FANNY FOUND A WONDERFUL HOME!
THANK YOU BARBARA FOR ADOPTING HER AND FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DOLL

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Fanny is exquisite, beautifully made and clothes lovely.  I   collect antique dos but she holds her own in my collection.
Barbara



Meet lovely Fanny,
Reproduction of a Wooden Queen Anne Doll
dating from around 1830's

Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Fanny is a little bit taller than 15 inches.

SOLD

Any questions or comments,
please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com



+ 200 hundred years old !
Exceptionally rare, delightful French Brocaded Textile 
with Silk and Metallic Threads  from around 1780's





  
Fanny is so much more lovely in person. She is 
very dainty and her clothing is beautiful.





 Her shoes are divine! 





I made her a lovely necklace using glass
seeds beads from the Victorian era.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Edith" 18th c. Queen Anne Reproduction Doll....SOLD

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                          I love sharing feedback with you! -for which I am deeply grateful-

THANK YOU SHARON FOR ADOPTING EDITH AND FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR                                                    THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DOLL

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                                                            My new life begins!

Dear Sonia,
I arrived safely this morning in Derbyshire. It was a long voyage and very tiring but I am none the worse for wear. My family are very pleased with me and think I am adorable and say they couldn't have wished for a more perfect companion. They praised the seamstress for her fine work and wish to send their kind regards to her.
I am looking forwards to my new life in England, but I shall never forget your kindness towards me. I wish you happiness always.
Yours Sincerely, Edith x

Meet "Edith", my latest reproduction of a wooden doll from the Georgian Era.
Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Edith is 18 inches tall.

                                                                SOLD


Any questions or comments,
please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com



Gorgeous 19th c. English silk with lovely embroidery work.







French Capelet: Victorian Era, with a lovely
pattern and trim.


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Her shoes  are quite lovely, embellished with a pair of
antique 19th c. French cut steel doll shoe buckles.
Fully lined, leather soles. 19th c. Brocade Silk.






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AN UNIDENTIFIED BLACK VICTORIAN, I NAMED HER ANNETTE....SOLD


It's been a while since I made my first black wooden doll.
Following my passion of making dolls, I continue my research and learning about the different lifestyles in the 15th- to the early 20th centuries, specially in Britain, France and America.
 Some time ago, one of the articles that caught my attention was about the exhibition of  "Black Chronicles II" in 11/14 by Autograph ABP, in Rivington Place , London. All of these fascinating photos that were taken in photographic studios in Britain,  have been major part of my inspiration to make my Negra Dolls and I am trying to represent with them the black men and women in Victorian Britain. In my opinion, these are absolutely stunning photos that bring to us new knowledge about the presence of the black people in Britain +100 years ago. These photos contribute immensely to people like me, a doll maker, to expand our vision, create and bring to you my unique representation of  these fantastic "unidentified sitters" .
"Annette" is my representation of an unidentified black Victorian Lady.
Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Annette is  21.5 inches tall.


Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com


If interested about these fascinating articles and exhibitions, please click the following links :




SOLD

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I love sharing feedback with you! -for which I am deeply grateful-

♥ THANK YOU MARY FOR ADOPTING ANNETTE AND FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DOLL 


Dear Sonia
Annette is here and she is stunningly beautiful ! I am so excited to fulfill this dream of actually adopting one of your marvelous creations. Annette is breathtaking and truly special. I love all of your attention to detail. I am extremely awed by both your carving and sewing talent. I have never treated myself to anything so lovely. I can't thank you enough for bringing Annette into my life. Keep up the beautiful work.
Best,
Mary









My doll has beautiful inset black pupiless glass eyes,
ca. 1880's



Gorgeous hair. Her curls are natural and soft!



She is jointed at shoulders, elbows, hip and knees.
All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics.



Cloth pocket:  19th c. OTTOMAN silk and metallic embroidery on natural homespun cotton



SOLD


Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous Italian early 19th c. brocade textile.



She is full of detail and her clothing is stunning and it makes this lovely Lady stands out! Her skirt is quilted, 19th century  resist woodblock printed cotton. This beautiful textile was printed in France using hand carved wooden blocks.


SOLD


Her shoes are made of the same brocade textile used for her corset. Inspired on a pair of 18th c Persian slippers.





Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Lady Adela" Queen Anne Wooden Doll....SOLD

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♥ Dear Jeannelle,
Thank you so much for adopting Lovely Lady Adela and for sharing with us your thoughts about your doll 

" She and I have been getting acquainted and I want you to know that I am so very pleased with her.  I like everything about her lovely clothing and hope to do a little sewing and accessorizing for her in the future.  Her size allows her to have a subtle majesty and her fair hair and delicate eye painting give her countenance a gentle, pleasing quality.  I can see and feel the artistry and time you put into your dolls through having her in my home and I am grateful. I look forward to seeing new dolls and hope I can purchase again. Thank you for such a wonderful experience in communicating with you and buying one of your dolls."
Best wishes,

Jeannelle 

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Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Lady Adela is  23.5 inches tall.

SOLD

Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com





Her dress is made of a beautiful, early example of 
         French Block Printed and Resist Dyed Textile, dating from the 1800's. French examples of these early textiles 

were made using a technique called "picotage", a method of printing dots using carved wooden printing plates studded with metal nails or tacks.







Cloth Pocket: 18th century textile, linen embroidered with silk threads ( Hertfordshire, UK)

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Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous 19th c. English silk with lovely embroidery work.











 
My doll has beautiful inset black pupiless glass eyes,
ca. 1880's



 Lovely Lady Adela is wearing a double bustle pad sewn in the 19th c. style, it will help her skirt hang and drape nicely. 





 Petticoat:  Victorian Era English trim with a lovely spider web pattern.



SOLD