Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eloise, Reproduction of a 18th c. English Wooden Doll

Eloise is a fine reproduction of  a 18th c. English
Wooden Queen Anne Doll 

She is 15 1/2 inches tall. 
The hand-carving and clothing are exquisite.

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

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.

+ 200 hundred years old !
Exceptionally rare, delightful French Brocaded Textile 
with Silk and Metallic Threads  from around 1780's


 Her shoes are divine! 

I made her a lovely necklace using glass
seeds beads from the Victorian era.