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Late 19th C Doll Dress

Late 19th C Doll Dress
Late 19th C Doll Dress
Late 19th C Doll Dress
Late 19th C Doll Dress
Late 19th C Doll Dress
Late 19th C Doll Dress
Late 19th C Doll Dress

This is a charming late 19th C turkey red cotton doll dress that was also purchased out of the Sally Whittemore estate.

Measuring 18 ½ inches in length, 4 ½ inches shoulder to shoulder with a 6-inch waist, this dress is entirely hand-sewn with uneven stitching which leads me to believe a young girl made it.  As you can see by the photo, the waist is slightly higher on one side than the other, but the overall length is not affected.  This appears to have been quite an ambitious project with the addition of the red eyelet lace at the cuffs and collar.  There are 4 white glass shirt-buttons of varying sizes finishing off the front (another reason I think this was a young girl’s creation).

It is in very good condition with one small 1/8 inch hole in the side of the skirt as well as what I believe could be (although it could be the way it was fashioned) a two inch tear in the fabric at the bottom of the front opening (see photo).  This does not detract, in fact it is not even seen when it is hung or on a doll.

The charm and naïveté of this piece are simply wonderful. Sally had an eye for such things.  It looks great on a cloth doll or simply hanging on a small peg rack.

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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