Thursday, January 24, 2013

17th Century Elegance

We are both extremely proud of our newest William and Mary Period English wooden. Standing a impressive 19 inches to the top of her full frontage, she is a very regal and elegant doll with a serene expression. She is identical in every way, including face body type and construction, to the rarest antique examples. Her dress fabric, a madras silk taffeta, was salvaged from a set of panels of a fine 18th century day dress which we were lucky enough years ago to acquire some years back. Almost two and one half centuries old dress the fabric is still remarkably strong and still retained many of it’s original hand gathered flounces which have been cleverly incorporated into the design of this doll’s dress. It' works up so elegantly and we are pleased that we have have enough to dress at least one more doll.
David & Paul

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

William and Mary Period English wooden Nun

Hello everyone: We are very proud of this one. The antique English wooden Nun dolls from the late 17th century are very rare and there are only a few left in existence such as the Swarbrick Nun.
We are so pleased with every aspect of this doll and the habit. As can be seen in the photos, the habit even has a correct pocket feature which the dolls hands are in in several photos.
The tiny little wooden cross is quite lovely as well and was carved by Paul many years ago. I have kept it all this time but it was so perfect for this doll she just had to have it.
She is 16 inches tall.
Best Wishes: David & Paul