All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1407617 (stock #2090)
This little 1890's cloth doll with a happy pencil face is hand sewn and is wearing simple clothes that are cut and basted together in the most elementary way. She is the kind of doll that got thrown away more often than not but this one survived a lot of spring cleanings and it makes her all the more special. She is circa 1890 and is 11" tall.
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1404986 (stock #2077)
I love dolls like this. They conjure up a whole story of hot summer days, dusty well packed earth, a big maple tree at the corner of the open porch that stretches across the front of the house. A little girl in a worn calico dress, no shoes and scratched little legs holding her doll sitting on the steps staring out in space on a hot summers day...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1394954 (stock #1971)
This rag stump doll is all original other than the bonnet I put on her. She has a drawn pencil face. her dress goes up into her head in the back so she was rolled and wrapped and part of the material in the dress is in the head. Maybe to keep the dress on. She has a fine piece of linen over the cotton for her face and it wraps around and is sewn on the back of her head. See picture and also note the brown thread that may have held on some kind of hair...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1385744 (stock #1898)
This doll speaks for herself but a picture is worth thousand words. She is outstanding in the world of pencil face dolls. Her face is subtle but dear with large round eyes, straight mouth and two line nose. She is cotton stuffed and has an extreme hourglass body. She is all hand sewn homespun linen and even with all that patina on her face it is her second face. Her arms have been recovered several times and her hands have wear and some loss...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1385581 (stock #1892)
This doll is an old friend and I am very fond of her. She has a center seam face and ears, both features I really like in the homemade dolls. She has real hair braided down her back. Often times this was the child's hair and a way to talk them into a short haircut for summer. She has a very nice body with a bum made for sitting. She is firmly cotton stuffed, jointed arms, shoulders, hips and knees...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1384368 (stock #1870)
A rolled homespun linen doll wearing an indigo blue calico dress is quite outstanding. She is 11" tall and is a stump doll, never had legs. She has a simple pencil face with wear right at her nose and to the left of her right eye. She is all hand sewn. Her dress is treadle machine sewn and is probably not original but is a wonderful period dress and the same era as she is. The neck of the dress may have had a collar as there is unfinished edge at her neck. She has nicely rolled simple arms...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1379666 (stock #1842)
This doll has a wonderful sepia ink drawn face that has so much character. Big round eyes with small dots for pupils round nose and a smile with defined teeth. A big circle frames her face with ears drawn just outside the circle. She has hair drawn just a the top of her face. She has jointed arms that end in a sharp points with thumbs on the sides. She is a stump doll, she never had legs, see picture...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1910 item #1378883 (stock #1822)
This great black doll toy is very graphic and well loved. He is all original and is cotton stuffed. He is made with a heavy brown twill fabric. He is 17" tall and so nice. Circa 1890-1910
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1378664 (stock #1812)
This sweet little all hand sewn cloth doll is wearing an antique red cotton dress. Her nice little chunky body has shaped legs and feet. Her arms also a shaped and end in a well defined mitten hand. Her embroidered face is done in a brown floss and her hair is very bold over lapping stitches giving it a very folky look. She is jointed shoulders and hip. She is very firmly packed with rags...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1920 item #1375644 (stock #1804)
Nice homemade linen boy doll with embroidered face, cute ears, black curly hair wearing a red one piece outfit with a sweater over it. The red wool suit is sewn on with I think was a good idea by this mother...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1373690 (stock #1772)
I really like dolls with center seam faces and when they have ears it is even better. This folkypainted face boy doll has the funniest expression. He seems to be saying, yes I did it and no I am not sorry but I won't do it again. He has big mitten hands, a very nicely formed body and he is jointed at the hips, knees, shoulders and elbows. He is stuffed pretty firmly. The clothes certainly are not original, he has been played with way too much to have original clothes but they fit and look good. ...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1373582 (stock #1770)
This little 14" doll is short and wide and compact. She has a raised nose, embroidered blue eyes and a little pink floss mouth. I think she looks like she is saying, Nope I don't want to do that today. She has on the nicest leather boots that have to be original, they fit her like a glove. Her top layer of stockinette is shredding in areas but there is a least one more layer under it that is the same color so it is not the detracting. Sewn onto her head is a crocheted hat that I think is meant t...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1910 item #1359321 (stock #1623)
Very unusual painted face character doll with the best laughing eyes. So many dolls are either very pretty or have a very neutral face with a straight line for a mouth, this doll leaves nothing to the imagination, she is down right giddy. How cool is that! She is painted with oil paint on fabric with most of the fabric showing through, not from wear but the way she was painted. She had great painted copper colored hair that is painted in swirls. She has a chunky firmly stuffed with cotton body. ...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1354095 (stock #1566)
A late 19th C cloth doll with a stitched face and big mitten hands. She is dressed as found in a blouse with cut off sleeves and a very pretty age appropriate brown calico skirt. she has on an antique petticoat and pantaloons and black socks covering her original feet. It looks like she had a face over this face but it isn't with her now. She had an eye missing so I put in to black pins. One pin over the original stitched eye and the other for the missing eye. I like everything about her. She is...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1350821 (stock #1512)
Plain and simple with several layers of bonnets sewn on, and calico and scalloped fabric wrapped around her shoulders and a lace cape and a wool skirt with holes and then a really nice brown calico skirt. I have owned this doll for some time. She has a rag stuffed stump body and head. She is 8" bottom to top of stump and 10" with her skirt on. Her face is embroidered with a straight tight little mouth, stitched nose and eyes that are embroidered with a dark thread. Her inner bonnet is red and at...
All Items : Dolls : Antique Dolls : Cloth : Pre 1900 item #1350694 (stock #1508)
If I were a little girl right now this is the doll that I would want as a best friend. She has an open happy face. It says I am kind and easy going and like to play nicely, no rough and tumble Tom boy here. She is 22" tall, stuffed with cotton just firm enough to feel good. She is all hand sewn linen with attached arms and legs as well as jointed elbows and knees with two lines of stitching across so they really bend nicely...see picture. She has on a 19th C. dress that fits her perfectly. She h...