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Early black cloth doll with red calico dress 1890

Early black cloth doll with red calico dress 1890


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 1268222

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 $850.00 
24" antique black rag doll with a lovely face. She has button eyes, two dots for a nose and a floss mouth with a hint of a smile. She has prominent back of head and interesting construction of her body that makes me feel she could be earlier than 1890. Her dress is red calico and it fits like it was made for her but I don't know that for sure. She has a broad chest and small waist and wide hips.She is cotton stuffed but not really firmly packed. She has continuous legs but they do bend for sitting. She has a calico hat that is pinned on and looks good. She has pantaloons on that are probably not original but are nice and early but sort of big around the waist so it is pinned to fit. She has a stick that goes from her back up her neck into her head to stabilize her head. It tends to make her head lean forward but can be played with and her head is up straight. Every now and then I run across a black doll that has a white body and this is one of them. She was made as a black doll. My theory is that the availability of sturdy white cloth was easier to come by than sturdy black fabric so they body of the doll was made with the stronger fabric and the black used for hands and legs and head...just my thought. She is a charming black doll in very good condition and in a very nice large size. Folk art with grace.