True Antique Pre Civil War Era 1850's China Shoulder Head Doll. Flat top black hair with center part and ringlets all around the head, so called Wagon Wheel or Covered Wagon Nancy Hanks. Large shoulder head, measuring approximately 6 tall, with three sew holes each side. Lovely round face, rosy cheeks, blue eyes with red eye lines. Original hand made cloth body, flat heel feet, leather mitt hands, thin waist with Corset.
The doll stands 20 tall. Old repair to back, top of head and shoulder. This does not show when dressed and bonnet worn.
Professional restoration would be worth the effort for this all original doll. Antique, thought to be at least partially original costume included.Antique Pre Civil War China Shoulder Head Doll 20 Covered Wagon / Wheel. Flat top high brow black hair with center part and ringlets all around the head, so called Wagon Wheel or Covered Wagon Nancy Hanks.
Original hand made cloth body, flat heel feet, kid leather mitt hands (may be a later addition). Condition Notes: Old repairs to back and top of back head and to shoulder.These repairs do not show when the doll is dressed in her original clothing with bonnet. However, it would be well worth it to have professional restoration. As is, she is a wonderful example of this very early doll, and would be a nice addition to a museum exhibit, or to a fine doll collection for display.
Clothing appears to be original to the doll. This includes a remarkable pair of pantaloons with Open Crotch, as worn in the early 1800's. Also an off shoulder chemise (with a few small spots on front from old doll stand), A full Half Slip with rows of tucks and two small repairs to the front hem, these made with the tiniest of stitches.
The dress is two parts, with an underskirt having a flounce matching the dress material (underskirt is loose at waist), and the dress itself. The Dress appears to be made of a very fine printed silky cotton.
Tiny tucks down the bodice, long sleeves, fully open back with hook and eye closure. Velvet sash and large bow at the waist. All trimmed in fine French lace. Also a highly unusual trim made of woven straw around dress and underskirt hems.This is broken in places, age related. The bonnet is made of green velvet with a silk lining, and satin or taffeta wide brim. This doll's antique clothing, along with the string tied corset on the doll torso, gives an amazing window into the fashion of the early 1800 era.
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