Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Bessie" Hand-carved Queen Anne Wooden Doll

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 ribbon work 
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

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