705201 16" French Fashion Bru Smiler Doll F Mark on Head
She is wearing a beautiful maroon 2 piece outfit made with a heavy cotton, bustle in the back and pleated ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. The dress is early, but has been altered to fit this doll. The tailoring in places where alterations were made is not as good as the original unaltered part of the dress. The arms are smaller and were taken in to fit these new replaced arms. The pictures have some flaws. There is a green stripe that goes across the dress that is a camera problem. It is not on the dress itself.
1010366 Brn Calico Apron for Small China or French Fashion Doll
Cute country style antique doll apron with a nice mix of fabrics. It is a very nice yellow-brown calico print, a green linen waistband and ties and the ruffle has a greek key design. The ruffle is deep on the top and sewn into the sides. This could almost be used as a clothes pin apron with tiny pins going into the pocket created by the top ruffle.
This is one of 4 small aprons that I am listing on eBay at this time. They are all early, all very different styles and fabrics. This apron is 3
3/4" wide and 4 3/4" long.
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1010364 Lovely Antique Book Shape Box for French Fashion Doll
This is a very small and very interesting tiny box for a French Fashion doll. The condition is not great, but it has many interesting facets. It is shaped like a book with gold decorations on what would be the spine of the book The top and bottom are faux leather in black. The 3 sides for pages are polka dots. The top did have a little handle that is missing, just the slots remain. The inside of the box is a pretty rose color and inside the top is a very interesting etching. The bottom of the box should be glued in place, but that has come loose. It should be easy to glue back in place. This would probably date from the mid to late 1800s. It is amazing that a lovely piece like this could survive all these years.
The box is 1 3/4" long, 1/2" tall and 1" deep.
1010359 Small White Simple French Fashion Doll Apron Mid 1800s
This is a small early doll apron for a French Fashion or China Head doll. It is very small and simple in design. It is just for the lower half with a waist band and ties in the back. It has a nice woven fabric and is all hand sewn. It would date to around the mid 1800s. There are lots of age spots on the apron and one tiny hole at the bottom, but is otherwise in good condition for the age.
It is 5" long. The top part of the apron is 2". The waistband is 4" across and the ties are sewn onto that band. The ties and waistband together measure 12 1/2" around.
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1005356 Ethnic Doll Apron w Embroidery & Metal Lace
This is a rather interesting item. I believe this would have been an apron for a doll dressed in an early ethnic costume. The apron looks like it has metal thread running through the light gray fabric. There is some embroidery on the lower part of the apron. It is trimmed in two types of metal lace and trim. The ribbon that ran through the top is almost all worn out, but is still there.
The apron is about 7" long and 3 3/4" wide. The condition is good for the age. I can only guess at the age, but I believe this would date to somewhere in the late 1800s.
This is one of several items that I purchased from the Richard Wright Collection.
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909352 Antique White Pique Doll Dress 1860s White Work Trim
This is a lovely early white cotton cord or pique doll dress from the mid to late 1800s. It is a very exquisite but simple design. This would look nice on many different types of dolls, lady or child. It is an "A" line dress fitted at the shoulders with a relaxed waist. The sleeves are 3/4 length with the same white eyelet trim that is on the hem. It has a beautiful pocket in the front of the dress at the side. The pocket is made with a lovely white work design with a braided trim at the top. There are 4 tiny buttons in the back.
The shoulder width is 5 3/4" seam to seam. Under the sleeves it measures 6" across the chest, widening to about 6 1/2" at the waist and continuing to widen the full length of the dress to about 18" across at the hemline. From shoulder to hem it measures about 16". The sleeves are 4" long. The sleeve opening is about 3" around.
The condition is good for the age. It is probably from the mid 1800s, but could be a little later like 1880s. I do not see any rips, tears or stains on the dress.
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802302 12" Bisque Head Ball Jointed Doll Charming Dress Mold 50
This cute doll is dressed for a Victorian Christmas party. She is a bisque head doll with blue sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth and a dimple in her chin. Her mold number is 50 with 3/0 after that, and Made in Germany below. There is a strange applied mark below that. I cannot read it as there is a repair to the neck opening. There is a lot of heavy glue where the original wig had been, but I still cannot see any hairlines. My camera does not do well with contrasting colors so I have taken pictures with the dress removed so you can see a better picture of the doll. There is also a picture of just the wig to give you a better idea of the color. She is a dark blond or light brown.
She has an interesting ball jointed body. The upper legs are not the usual design. The top of the legs are flat and fit against the side of the leg openings on the torso. The person who fixed up the doll put the top sections on the wrong sides. A close up picture shows the upper portions of the dolls legs, both front and back, so you can see how they look. I am not going to have her restrung as it is not much of a problem, but if someone does have her restrung, it is just the upper sections that need to be switched. There is a crack in the finish on her foot and the hands and lower legs look as though someone washed them, but the red lines are still there.
She is wearing a newer outfit in a navy blue taffeta plain with a deep red velvet sash with a bustle effect in the back. The dress has a pleated ruffle below the sash. The petticoat has ribbons and eyelet ruffles and has a label that reads "Designed and Made by Connie Brekke New York". That is just on the petticoat, but she may have also designed this cute dress. She has long navy blue stockings, but no shoes.
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708226 AM390 Bisque Head Doll English Soldier Grenadier Outfit
This 11" Armand Marsielle 390 bisque socket head doll has a wonderful British soldier's outfit. He is dressed as a Grenadier. He wears a red felt jacket brass faux buttons, navy blue collar and cuffs, both with white trim. The epaulette is trimmed in white with a brass button. The belt is white felt with a metal buckle. The soldier's trousers are navy blue with a red stripe on the sides. The shoes are nicely made with a patent leather type material. I will show a number of pictures showing all the detail. The base of the fur hat is black with a little straw decoration at the side.
Including the fur hat, the doll would measure 12". The doll has brown eyes. I have never removed the fur hat to see what is underneath. There is a bit if a brown wig showing, but I do not know if it is a full wig. Since I have not removed the hat or wig, I have no way of knowing if the doll has sleep eyes or if they are stationery. He is fully jointed, knees, wrist, elbows, shoulders, etc. The outfit was sewn on the doll and has never been removed so I cannot give any information on the covered areas of the doll, but since the doll has always been protected by these coverings, I am sure everything is in good condition.
There are a few problems with the outfit. One sleeve was positioned with a crease and, where the crease is, the fabric disintegrated. There is also a bit of shelf dirt, as I am sure it has been displayed on a shelf
for many years. The belt also has wear in a few places.
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611367 Antique Doll Pantaloons and Camasole
This is a medium small pair of antique doll pantaloons and a different style camisole that opens in the front. I am listing a new oil cloth doll body and the pantaloons fit that body perfectly. The camisole opens in the front with a belt for closure. There is a small rip in the in the camisole.
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603208 White Cotton Doll Skirt with White Cotton Lace Appliquet Hem
White cotton doll skirt with unusual cotton lace trim appliquet to hem line. It is about 1 3/4" and is designed like a reverse scallop. It is 6 3/4" long in the front and 7 1/2" long in the back. The waist is 8" around. I think this is from the late 1800s or early 1900s. The condition is good for the age. There is a stain on the waistband.
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602231 Antique Wh Apron w Red Trim for French Fashion Doll
Red and white doll apron made of a heavy material for lady dolls, such as a china head or a French Fasion lady doll. It would look good on either type. This could also make a nice addition to a Fashion doll's wardrobe trunk. While it is relatively inexpensive, it is something that is needed in every Fashion doll's trunk. The apron is white and is trimmed with red. The waistband and pockets are also red. The apron was probably made sometime in the late1800s and is in good condition for its age. It is 6" long, 5 1/2" wide at the top and 8" wide at the bottom.
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509505 17" Bisque Shoulder Head Doll W & C w/ Horseshoe Mark
Pretty brown eyed 17" German shoulderhead doll. She is marked W & C 610 or 6/O with a Horseshoe mark like the Ernst Heubach dolls. "Doll Mark Clues" by R A Shea refers to this mark as unconfirmed E. Heubach. She has an unusual body, part kid and part cloth. The arms and lower body (hips to knees) are a kid leather. The torso is cloth with a thin waist and made thinner by a crude waist cincher, just a crude piece of cotton wrap. This also has made the waist a little floppy, but it is still okay. The gussets at the hip and knee allows for some bending, but not much. She can just barely be made to sit a little in a doll chair, and is more of a standing doll. She has bisque lower arms, but the thumbs are missing. Her cloth feet have a nice form and will hold a shoe. She has brown eyes that are stationery, a nice brown human hair wig with a braid in the back. The braid is a little off-center, and would look best if rolled into a bun in the back. She wears some nice antique underclothing, a pretty camisole with buttons in back, a wide lace collar and lace sleeves. This could be a blouse. The antique petticoat and pantaloons are also nice. Her eyes are plastered in place. I believe there is a factory flaw on the eyelid as it is under paint, but has a little curve to it, possibly when the mold was removed. She is a very pretty doll. no hairline nice shape to feet.
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303271 This antique doll petticoat is beautifully made. Some doll petticoats are just cut down from other things and a waistband added, but this was was specifically made to be a doll petticoat and has very nice tailoring. It is fully gathered all the way around and is nice and full with a very small lace trim at the bottom. It is a pure white medium weight cotton and the button and buttonhole are in good condition. Some waistband machine stitches are coming out, but this does not affect the construction. It is about 9" long and 9 3/4" around the waistband. The fullness at the bottom is 36" around. This looks like it is from the early 1900s, probably anytime up to the 1920s.
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212807 This is the Brenton or Brittany dining room china cupboard or china closet doll furniture. It is marked MADE IN FRANCE in white and has most of the original label. The cupboard measures 8 7/8" wide, 5 5/8" deep and 14 1/2" high. It is complete having all its spindles and the inside door closure. No noticeable wear on any of the edges.
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105117 This is a pretty pair of doll shoes for a larger doll (probably for a 22"- 24" doll). They are a robins egg blue oil cloth material with a buckle and bow on one shoe, but the other is missing. This would be a fancy dress shoe that ties in front with ribbon and have black heels. Possibly a blue bow or ribbon could be used on the front of the shoe for the decoration. From the furthest part of the back of the shoe to the toe it measures about 3 1/4", heel to toe 2 3/4" and 1 1/8" wide. Other than the missing decoration on one shoe, they are in good shape.
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103104 This is a wonderful old French fashion doll trunk for the smaller size doll. This size is very difficult to find especially with any type of partitions in the tray. It still has the original red paper in the top of the trunk and on the tray. The trunk is pine with another wood going across the top and metal in the edges. The tray has 3 partitions and originally ther were 3 separate lids. You can tell this as each section has a nail in the center for latching. You can also see where the back part of each section still had the nails for holding the lids. The trunk measures 12" wide, 7 1/2" deep, 9" to the highest part of the dome and 8" to the lower part of the top. In the 3 section area, one edge is broken off. Also, the leather handles or straps are missing. One picture shows the trunk with a 12" doll so you can get an idea of how it will look with that small size doll. The doll is not included with this listing, only the trunk is included. I would imagine this trunk would be nice for any doll from 10" to 15". It can be difficult showing a doll with all the accessories if the trunk is too big.
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103089 This is a beautifully made poke bonnet that would fit about a 12" French fashion doll. It is a nice dark indigo blue with almost a cape that goes around the shoulders. The visor part is about 4 1/2" around. The back panel or cape is 3". The picture is not great, but I am showing how this looks on a doll. The doll is 12" and is not for sale with this item, just the bonnet which is also shown separately.
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010063 Wonderful country looking doll blouse in a blue and white homespun type check with indigo blue sleeves, printed dot design. I think the front of the blouse has the higher neckline and gathers at the waist, but could also be worn with the opening in the front. The blouse measures 3 3/4" across the shoulder, 5" across the chest or back, 4" across the waist, 5 1/2" sleeve and 4 1/2" from neck to waist. It probably dates between 1880 and 1915.
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008049 Lovely old picture frame of molded brass decorated with colorless stones. The frame has no picture or mirror with it. It could be used for either. This would be nice for a French Fashion doll's desk, dresser, or trunk; or any other doll that needs nice accessories, or even a larger scale dollhouse. The frame measures about 1 3/4" tall by 1 1/4" wide. I would guess that it dates from about 1890 to 1920.
012090 This French fashion doll trunk is the early style with the flat top and is sort of a canvas (painted a dark color) over wood. There are 4 thick strips of wood with brass finishings across the rop and one on each side for reinforcement. The leather that wraps around all the edges is so hardened it almost looks like copper (but I am almost positive it is the leather). The interior is covered in a nice stripe ticking material. The tray has a folding top with two compartments. The lid of the trunk has silk ribbon held in place with tacks for sliding in small things to keep them in place, such as gloves or hankies. Overall condition is good for its age. Leather handles on the side are gone and the top part of the lock is missing. The trunk measures 18" wide, 12" deep and 11" high. This trunk would date to the mid to late 1800s.
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