Monday, November 14, 2016

Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll....SOLD


"Hope" is a wonderful 20-inch barefoot
 Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll.

SOLD

Any questions or comments, please email me at



The "second skin" is antique cotton fabric, late 1800's



Her two-pocket antique calico apron is pinned over the dress
and it is easily to remove.


Oil-painted stockinette head with six ringlets
across the back of her head and two more
on the sides.


The hand-sculpting is exquisite. My dolls have soft-textured head and body, also that lovely  smooth ( another typical characteristic of these early dolls) delicate touch  like well-worn old leather with a slight shine to it,  which has been handed down through generations to the present day. 


Her dress is made from a Civil War Era Calico fabric with swirling vines print  and tiny cream polka dots on a turkey red background. 
Turkey red was a color widely used to dye textiles in the 18th and 19th  centuries.



Her undergarments include petticoat, chemise and bloomers.  All made from antique fabrics.


SOLD


Lovely Bonnet!




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Negra " Antonia " in the Style of Queen Anne Doll.......SOLD


"Negra Antonia" is a fine wooden doll
in the Style of Queen Anne Doll dating from around 1880's

The hand carving and clothing are exquisite.

SOLD

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


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I am happy to share with you this lovely email that I just received upon the arrival of Antonia to her new home:
"Dear Sonia,
         I'm so sorry I didn't write yesterday!!! The beautiful Antonia arrived safe and sound and is simply wonderful...beautiful...amazing....  Honestly, I feel so humbled? Responsible? To be the caretaker of such a beautiful work of art ... she will be cherished! Thank you again Sonia!
"

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"Antonia" is 18 1/2 inches tall. She is jointed at
shoulders, elbows, hip and knees.
All of her clothing is  made from antique fabrics.



Here is my doll wearing her lovely embroidered tulle day cap. Her hair is gorgeous, the curls are natural and soft.






A close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Material: Silk Embroidered Brocade Lampas,

FRANCE 1850- 1880
I made her apron from a beautiful 19th century hand made Brussels applique net lace in off-white. Another exquisite piece of her clothing that Antonia will use in a very special occasion. 
Her bum roll pad sewn in the 18th c. style will help her
skirt hang and drape nicely. 

She is wearing a two-piece gown, consisting of caraco and skirt. 


Material: rare example of an early French textile, dating from the 1880's. Beautiful Prussian type blue and indigos.Very unique floral pattern.
 

  








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







Lovely Embroidery slippers from the Victorian Era. Fully lined, leather soles.



SOLD