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1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll

1880’s Southern Cloth Doll


This sweet and well-mannered Southern girl is quite the dearest thing!

Measuring 14 inches tall and 4 inches across the shoulders, she is hand and machine sewn out of natural homespun linen and hard stuffed with what feels like cotton batting.  She has got a wonderfully inked face that, I believe, is her second face as it is sewn and pinned over another.  Where it is pinned, the pins are so old and rusty that they do not want to budge – hence the “wrinkle” in her smile, which just adds to her charm.

She still wears her original underclothes, socks and sweet hand sewn leather slippers.  Her dress was in shreds, so she had to be re-dressed and the dress and cape I chose are “of the period” and actually help to “set off” her charming face.

She is in excellent condition with no holes, rips or tears but some signs of age, as one would expect for a gal of her stature.

It has been a long time since I’ve found a doll that “spoke” to me the she does.  She was purchased last fall from a dealer who had just cleaned out a house in the Richmond area of Virginia.  She’s all dressed for her journey to her new home!

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.

Taxes:
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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