Thursday, December 21, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!




I want to take this time to THANK YOU for your friendship, your business and your referrals, it means so much to me. I wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Sonia

Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Bessie" Hand-carved Queen Anne Wooden Doll......SOLD

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Your review matters very much to me,
Thank you for sharing with us !

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Bessie is a truly a masterpiece !!!
The carving of her exquisitely serene face is breathtaking
The period court dress is so expertly researched including
all the removable undergarments including pannier, stays & pockets
all hand sewn. I can’t imagine how you do it
You are a remarkable artist !!!
Many thanks again





Bessie is already sold, but I want to share with you
some pictures of this exquisite doll. She is 21" tall.


Her dress is inspired by a beautiful wedding gown from the
Georgian Era. 
Delightful 18th c. Brocaded Textiles





Look at the details on the sleeves.....the lace and ribbonwork 
are gorgeous, made in France and dating from the 19th c.




Back view : 3-piece trained dress

Ohhh panniers !!

Bessie is wearing a long chemise, underskirt,
stays and panniers.
Stays : Early 18th c. Italian silk



Double cloth pockets: 18th c. embroidered silk with multicolored floral motifs.





 


Her brocaded silk shoes are beautifully embellished
with glass beads from the Victorian Era

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hand-carved Black Wooden Doll...SOLD


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THANK YOU BARBARA FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT
YOUR DOLL !

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 Sonia, your artistic ability and craftsmanship is excellent.

I am so pleased to have two of your exquisite dolls,
Fanny and Sonia (whom I named for you).



 "Sonia" is 14 1/2 inches tall. The hand-carving and clothing are exquisite.

SOLD



 Corset: 19th c. English Silk




2 pc.Dress:  Delightful 18th c. Brocaded Textile


SOLD 

Her shoes are quite lovely! Embellished with robin's egg blue glass beads from the Victorian Era.


Apron: Gorgeous Lace embroidery-applique, England 19th c.





Friday, October 20, 2017

"Genevieve" Reproduction of a Wooden Doll from the Georgian Period......SOLD

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Your review matters very much to me,
Thank you for sharing with us !

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When I saw Genevieve on your website I had to have her !
When she arrived I was speechless. She is so exquisite
The antique fabrics are a work of art in themselves 
I love how you combined the fabrics and colors to make 
a costume that accentuates her lovely face
Thank you so much
Paulette


 The craftsmen of the Georgian Era made marvelous art work. "Genevieve" is a reproduction of one of the most
beautiful wooden Queen Anne Dolls made in that period.
She is a large doll, 24" tall,
(she is just 1/2 inch shy of  her older sis.)
I dressed my doll in exquisite early textiles that date back to the 18th century, including the fabulous French torchon metal trim that I used to decorate her robe and stomacher. Please scroll down to see more pictures of Genevieve, she is a wonderful replica of the original doll. 

SOLD

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






                          Hand carved wooden head and torso with 
dowel and pin jointing at thighs and knees.


19th c. Black pupil-less glass eyes with finely painted 
dotted eyebrows.


Dress: Italian silk brocade with gold metallic embroidery. 
Stomacher and dress front panel: English brocade, with gold and silver metallic embroidery .
Wonderful examples of 18th c. textiles







Apron: Ottoman, 19th c.
The off-white linen ground is embroidered with
silk and copper threads.



SOLD


This is a rare, exquisite, beautiful torchon metal trim, 
Origin:  France, XVIIIème




Lace-up half-boots in a lovely light blue color. 
In the beginning of the 19th c. boots gradually
became acceptable for women. 
Material: English 19th c. Silk

Sunday, August 13, 2017

21 in. Izannah Walker Doll....SOLD

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Dear Jan,
THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting me know your lovely Clementine arrived
home safe and now she is part of your lovely family. I appreciate very much your kind comments about your doll.

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Clementine has arrived!
Hi Sonia,

I can't thank you enough for the lovely Clementine.  She is absolutely perfect from her curls to her boots.  Every detail is exquisite and your execution is amazing.   I absolutely love the early indigo fabric you used for her clothes and bonnet.  Thanks for the addition of the sweet apron.  She is truly a work of art and a credit to her inspiration, Izannah Walker.

Best to you,

Jan



" 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.




                                                                     

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           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