"La Señorita Florette" is inspired by a portrait of
a young noblewoman of the 17th Century Spanish
School. Hand-carved from wood, inset antique
glass eyes. She has a serene, gentle expression
and depicts a formal attitude.
I just finished the final touches on her ornate
attire and I have posted many pictures for you
to enjoy not only the beauty of this doll, but
these early elaborated textures and all of the
details of her clothing.
Very, very wide pannier, in the 17th century style, keep her gown spectacular with
extreme fuller hips and a tiny waist.
Stomacher: 18th century metallic embroidery
The embroidery silk panel is beautifully executed ! It dates from around 1750's, made in France. Amazing example of early textile made with intricate chenille needlework, embroidered metallic threads in gold and silver and metal embellishments.
Lovely contrast of colors: the copper silk brocaded panel (Italian in origin) and this delightful French ribbon work.
These materials date back to early 19th c.
Again.....the combination of the copper silk brocaded
and this divine lavender Victorian silk, so rich and
Florette looks gorgeous in her floral headdress !
She stands just over 23 inches tall.
The upper of the heeled shoes is composed of the same copper silk brocaded I used for her skirt,
embellished with a lovely Victorian rosette trim, silver metallic applique and glass seed beads.