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19th C Pennsylvania Cloth Doll


19th C Pennsylvania Cloth Doll
19th C Pennsylvania Cloth Doll
19th C Pennsylvania Cloth Doll


This girl came to me in her blue striped slip and olive stockings which were sewn onto her body. Her hand and machine sewn clothing was purchased at the same sale in Bally, PA, but I can only speculate that it belonged on her.

Machine and hand-sewn out of homespun linen, she is hard-stuffed with cotton and satin floss. There is some evidence of this floss stuffing where her arm is connected to her body. Measuring 15 inches tall and 4 inches across the shoulders, she is in excellent condition. There is a ½ inch flaw in the fabric right about where her nose would be.

She never had a face and, since she was bought out of a Pennsylvania German household with Mennonite ancestry, it is possible she is one of those ever-elusive, much sought after Pennsylvania folk art prizes.

She dates to the last quarter of the 19th C and is just waiting to find a 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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