Antique 17" Lenci Type Articulated Felt Doll Original Gown
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Antique 17" Lenci Type Articulated Felt Doll Original Gown :
This 17" doll, circa the 1920's or 30's,resembles a Lenci in style and quality, and isall felt with the exception of her torso, which is muslin. She is straw-stuffed, has oil painted features and a sewn on reddish-brown mohair wig. She is articulated at neck, shoulders, and hips. Her outfit includes her original chiffon gown with attached slip, plus socks and panties. I added the pink sash and a vintage straw hat. Her condition is excellent condition for a felt doll of this age. She has wear, including a hole in her right arm, light soil and fading of exposed areas, two small spots on her left leg, and a tiny bit of missing paint on her right eye. There are a couple of sparse areas on the top of her head, and the back of her head is collapsed. I was able to pull it out with a pin, but it collapsed again while I was photographing her. It is not obvious because her wig covers the area. Her dress (which is not removable) is faded and has two or three small spots.