Saturday, April 18, 2015

Marianne, 12" Wooden Queen Anne Style Doll

Marianne is hand-carved from linden wood, she has a
one-piece carved wooden head and torso, fully jointed.
I made her clothing from antique fabrics. Marianne's
clothing is quite lovely! 

Her quilted skirt is a rare and beautiful example of 18th century French textile. It dates from around 1760. The gorgeous floral pattern was block printed onto the fabric. The colors are stunning!   

This late 18th century textile that I used for making her corset is fine linen embroidered with silk threads. ( ca. 1780- 1820, England)

Her jacket: Pale Old Rose Pink Silk Brocade, ca. 1910

The red and gold colors of her cloth pocket make a wonderful contrast with the early patterns and prints of her clothing. It is 18th c. silk and linen. I used the same textile to make her lovely shoes.

Marianne has beautiful and delicate hands!

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