Sunday, August 13, 2017

21 in. Izannah Walker Doll....SOLD


" Clementine"

I designed this doll based on an original
 Izannah Walker Doll.  She is 21 inches tall. 
Wonderful details that will delight the heart
 of her new mom. She is exquisite!

SOLD

If you have questions or comments,
please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com




Clementine is wearing a dress that I made for
 her from a beautiful 19th century calico fabric.



Clementine has marvelous curls!



SOLD

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Silvana", Hand-carved Black Wooden Doll...SOLD


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Thank you Christiane for sharing your thoughts about your doll

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Hi Sonia,
Lovely Silvana safely arrived after a very fast travel over the ocean.
She is joining a large family of dolls, mainly antique bisque headed and some wooden ones. Among these dolls quite a few are black just like she is and, unlike most of these, she has a well defined ethnic face. I love that face and the gleaming of her eyes. Her dress and undergarments material are beautifully chosen and crafted.
One might think I’m lonely, an old woman seeking company in dolls but in fact that’s me who am keeping them company, me and my children and grandchildren.
In this happy old house, Silvana will be well loved.
Many thanks Sonia, be blessed for your talent.
Christiane



  Silvana is my representation of a young black woman that was brought as a servant  to the British Empire 
from West Africa, in the 17th-century. It became
 fashionable for the wealthy families to have black 
servants dressed in elaborate clothing.
I dressed my doll in clothing that is historically inspired.
You will be amazed by this doll ! She is 12".

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


SOLD


The hand carving and clothing are exquisite.




                                                                     

SOLD











           Rare and beautiful example of Early 18th-century textile. 
Cotton painted mordant-and-resist-dyed probably made in Western India for the British Market.


                                           Her shoes are quite lovely!
                        Beautiful 19th-century brocade silk.



SOLD

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Matilda", Hand-carved Black Wooden Doll.....SOLD


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Thank you Anita for sharing with us your thoughts about your doll!
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Dear Sonia,
The wonderful Matilda has arrived!!! Once again, an amazing, lovely, 
beautiful doll... I feel so fortunate to have her here ...
Your work is so wonderful... amazing artist!
Thank you! Anita


"Matilda" is my representation of a young black 
woman that was brought as a servant to 
Great Britain from the West Indies, in the 18th c.
I dressed my doll in clothing that is historically-inspired.

She is 11 1/2 inches tall. 

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




All her clothing is made from antique fabrics.


Here is a close-up of her apron,
Wonderful 19th c. Ottoman silk and metallic
 embroidery work.



......Matilda's hands in the works.
I took this photo before applying the paint.
Exquisite carving !




SOLD




Her jewelry is made of Victorian glass seed beads.

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 dolls 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.