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Late 19th C Cloth Doll (ex. Sally Whittemore)
Late 19th C Cloth Doll (ex. Sally Whittemore)

Late 19th C Cloth Doll (ex. Sally Whittemore)

Late 19th C Cloth Doll (ex. Sally Whittemore)

Late 19th C Cloth Doll (ex. Sally Whittemore)

Late 19th C Cloth Doll (ex. Sally Whittemore)

This is a fantastic old cloth girl. 

Measuring a handsome 25 inches tall and 7 inches across the shoulders and 10 inches across the hips, her body is fashioned out of homespun linen while her arms are made out of  old silk stockings of the period.  She is solidly stuffed with what feels like cotton batting.

Her construction is such that it feels as if she has got a neck and shoulder plate from an old papier mache doll under the cloth, which solidly supports her head and neck.  She has an applied nose and it appears that she may have had a stitched mouth at one time. There are faint remnants of penciled eyes.  She also has crudely stitched fingers.  She is both machine and hand sewn.

Her black dress appears to be original as it fits her to a tee considering what a difficult task it would be to find a dress for considering those wide hips.  She is wearing a blue white checked pair of bloomers underneath.  Both pieces of clothing are machine sewn.

And her shoes are simply wonderful!  As you can see in the photo of them, they are embossed with an eagle and shield.  The sunflower shaped buckle with velvet accent is nothing to sneeze at as well.

She was purchased out of Sally Whittemore’s estate several years ago.  

All in all, this is a great old gal, the kind I am just not finding anymore.

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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