Saturday, June 30, 2018

" La Señorita Florette " Hand-carved wooden doll....SOLD



"La Señorita Florette" is inspired by a portrait of 
a young noblewoman of the 17th Century Spanish 
School. Hand-carved from wood, inset antique
 glass eyes. She has a serene, gentle expression
 and depicts a formal attitude.
I just finished the final touches on her ornate 
attire and I have posted many pictures for you
 to enjoy not only the beauty of this doll, but 
these early elaborated textures and all of the
 details of her clothing.


SOLD





Very, very wide pannier, in the 17th century style, keep her gown spectacular with 
extreme fuller hips and a tiny waist.










Stomacher: 18th century metallic embroidery
Origin: France







The embroidery silk panel is beautifully executed ! It dates from around 1750's, made in  France. Amazing example of early textile made with intricate chenille needlework, embroidered metallic threads in gold and silver and metal embellishments.



Lovely contrast of colors: the copper silk brocaded panel (Italian in origin) and this delightful French ribbon work. 
These materials date back to early 19th c.






Again.....the combination of the copper silk brocaded
 and this divine lavender Victorian silk, so rich and 
enchanting!


Florette looks gorgeous in her floral headdress !




She stands just over 23 inches tall.




The upper of the heeled shoes is composed of the same copper silk brocaded I used for her skirt,
embellished with a lovely Victorian rosette trim, silver metallic applique and glass seed beads.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Solomon & Sheba Hand-carved wooden dolls...SOLD


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I must share this email and pictures! Thank you for sharing with us,
I am so happy Sheba & Solomon arrived safe and sound to her  
wonderful home ! 

                  
Sonia
In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined
such a magnificent couple as Solomon & Sheba.
It is as if they have emerged from the Tale of a Thousand

 and One Nights in all of their opulent splendor.
You have created an incredible vision that rivals the poetry of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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SOLD


Sheba and Solomon are another wonderful project that came true!!
Exquisite dolls with remarkable details.
Their clothes are made with brocades and Ottoman textiles dating from 18th and 19th
centuries and a delicious vintage Saree textile.
I have posted many pictures for you to enjoy!





  




Solomon & Sheba have removable clothing
I made their robes from a Victorian silk fabric.




My dolls  have beautiful antique inset black pupil-less glass eyes.




Sheba's babouche slipper shoes made of a metallic 
brocade, 19th c.



The vintage Saree is charming and rich and it goes beautiful with all of her clothing. Sheba is simply exquisite, I think any dress that she wears will make her shine!!







Solomon & Sheba's  clothing are historically inspired.


These brocades and Ottoman are amazing 
examples of early textiles....just beautiful.













Solomon's babouche slippers shoes, made of Ottoman textile, dating from the 19th c.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

TRUE LOVE....Lord Benjamen & Lady Bessie

                                        
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                 I must share this email and pictures !

I am so happy Lord Benjamen is

finally home with his lovely

Bessie.......

 "TRUE LOVE IS WORTH THE WAIT"                                               
                                                           
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Benjamen is so magnificent and stately
every detail of his costume is exquisite
I could not imagine anything so lovely
Until Benjamen met Bessie It was love at first sight
The two of them together are unbelievable
Sonia you are truly the Leonardo da Vinci of doll creators








Friday, April 6, 2018

"Lord Benjamen" Hand-carved wooden doll...SOLD


"Lord Benjamen" is hand-carved and  made in 
the manner of a 18th c wooden Queen Anne doll. 
Exquisitely hand crafted and detailed, he is dressed
in  +150 years old marvelous silks and treasured laces !

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

SOLD




This charming doll has very delicate painting of features, 
the rosy hue on the cheeks stands out beautifully 
against his lovely pale complexion.The lips are delicately painted simply, almost shy smile. His eyebrows and upper and lower lashes are painted with many tiny strokes.

My boy dolls have soft and slightly arched
painted feathered eyebrows.

I have posted many pictures for you to enjoy!








Delightful early 19th c Brocaded Textiles


His court outfit is inspired by Georgian Era clothing.
The Georgian Era, sometimes called the Age of Elegance, 
was characterized by greater abundance,
elaboration and intricacy in clothing designs.
Lord Benjamin's clothing is historically inspired and intended to represent clothing of the upper classes of 
the Georgian Era men's fashion.






Waistcoat:  Exquisite tambour embroidery floral motifs
 with silk and metallic threads on an ivory 
silk satin, France, ca. 1780




His 19th c.brocaded blue shoes are quite lovely,
 embellished with silver buckles, fully lined. 

                                                 
Tricorne Hat: It is adorned with a rare and beautiful
 silver torchon trim and pale blue feathers.