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Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Late 19th C Doll Dress with Overskirt

Every once in a while you find a piece that makes your heart go “pit-a-pat”.  Such went my heart all those years ago when I found this dress at an antique doll show in Maryland.

The dress: Made of a brown and red check cotton, it measures 21 inches in length (with 5 inches being ruffle) and 6 ½ inches across the shoulders.  It’s got a 9-inch waist and an 8-inch sleeve length. The sleeves have a 1/16 inch brown polished cotton trim around the cuffs.   You cannot see it on the photos because I had the cuffs turned in as it was a bit too long for the doll I had it on.  If you need photos of the finished sleeves, just ask.  The bodice is lined in a fine natural cotton and there are 5 fancy glass buttons embellishing the back.

The overskirt: Measures 11 inches in front nicely transitioning (see photo) to a 14-inch back hem.  As you can see in the photos, it is adorned with the same brown polished cotton trim and fancy glass button at waist.

Both pieces are treadle sewn with hand finishing.

Condition is excellent with one tiny little hole in the overskirt.

I purchased this piece years ago from Richard Wright.  It was one of the few “country” dresses he had to offer.  Needless to say, it did not come cheaply.

It has been one of the prizes of my collection for years, a jaunty holiday dress for a larger cloth doll that has since been sold.  It hurts now to see the dress as it reminds me of the beloved poppet I sold and now regret.  So, I am passing it on for you to add to your collection, adorn your peg rack or surprise a beloved rag on Christmas morn!

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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