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Down home girl stuffed with straw, hand sewn cloth doll C. 1870-80

Down home girl stuffed with straw, hand sewn cloth doll C. 1870-80


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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Cloth: Pre 1900: Item # 1360357

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 $765.00 
This antique straw stuffed doll had an embroidered nose, just traces left, ink painted eyes and eyebrows and stitched and painted mouth, both a mere shadow of itself. Her body is all original and as I tried taking off her clothes they had been on and not disrupted for a long time I decided not to pull them all off. I took pictures so I think you can see she is really okay and nice. She is stuffed with straw so she is crunchy sounding and not stuffed really firmly. She is nicely constructed and her shoulders, elbows, hips and knees are jointed. Her hands are recovered and I always meant to take the covers off. I would rather see the wear than see the new covering. Seeing that I never did it, I decided to let someone else make the decision on preference. I think I put her bonnet on a long time ago but I can't be sure. There is a weakness on her face by her neck where the fold and split so to speak and a hole under one eye. She is early and nice and has the BEST shoes, they are very funny but work and look original. She blue calico dress has fading. She is 21" tall and is circa 1870-80.