Friday, December 18, 2015

" Lorena" Hand-carved Queen Anne Doll, early 18th c.






Lorena is hand carved from linden wood, the head and torso is
a single piece, she is jointed at the shoulders, elbows,
hips and knees. The hand carving and clothing are exquisite.


Lorena's dress is quite lovely. Rare and beautiful example of 18th century block printed textile. The combination of colors is so stunning!








Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Izannah Walker Doll Reproduction






 I re-create this doll from an original antique Izannah Walker Doll. She has stockinette head. Amanda has painted five ringlets across the back of her head and two more on the sides.


A close-up of her beautiful black lace up boots.




Here is Amanda ready to get dressed !