Sunday, December 17, 2017

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

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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