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Antique black stockinette doll as found sweet sad face

Antique black stockinette doll as found sweet sad face


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 1310648

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A sweet black doll made from stocking material has an embroidered nose and mouth and button eyes. She is wearing a red wool dress with lace down the front and trim around the neck and hem. The sleeve have been extended with silk that has started to shred. She has a thin knit undershirt that extends down to serve as panties. She is sewn into the dress. She feels like she is rag stuffed with maybe cotton stuffing in her arms and legs. Her body and limbs are all hand sewn. Her dress is age appropriate and the way it fits her shoulders it makes her look like she is shrugging. Her little floss mouth turns down slightly. Rag dolls made in the mid to late 1800's often seem to have a neutral or a down turned mouths. It is puzzling but I like it. She has some wear and holes on her face and some moth holes in the back of her red dress. She is 16" tall, circa 1890-1900 and I am told she was found in a Maine attic.