Ooak Primitive Queen Anne Doll 'mabel' Antique 1820 Chintz Dress Nr For Sale
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If you are a follower or collector of my dolls, you will know I have sold online at the TDIPT Mercantile for many years now. If you havent heard, the TDIPT Mercantile is closing in April. Behind this doll are many years of fond memories of the Mercantile~ all the dollys I have made and sold there (over 300!), and all of the wonderful people I have met. Some of you may remember that my first dollys were cloth Queen Annes. I made Mabel to honor those first precious ones~
She stands just a smidge under 13" tall on her wooden dowel stand, and is a Diamond K Folk Art original, one of a kind doll. I have sculpted her head and arms from mache, and given her a great cloth body stuffed with rags and heavily weighted with pebbles to give her that warm and cozy heavy dolly feeling when you hold her. She has painted on slippers with light coral silk bows on the uppers. I hand stitched her clothing from all antique fabrics~ her pantaloon are from an early brown polished cotton, her petticoat from buttery soft antique silk/cotton blend and edged in antique lace, her dress a gorgeous c1820 hand painted glazed chintz, and her bonnet from an absolutely fabulous c1720 scrap ofbazaarsilk brocade. I have tied on her bonnet with a bit of gold silk ribbon~ I love her primitive painted face~ so quaint and simple, but with so much expression, she begs to be smothered with kisses!!!!
Please do hover over the photos, I left them large so you can see the love I put into each and every stitch on her. The fabric for her dress is very, very rare~ a c1820 block print glazed chintz, with glaze still retained on the fabric. It was a rather narrowfragmentof probably a spread or curtain, absolutely riddled with holes. I backed her skirt with antique polished cotton, and then 'mended' the torn areas, not darning, but similar, a method I have seen used on several of the antique dresses here at the Museum. Her spatula hands are wonderful and floppy, and as you can see she sits just as beautifully as she stands. Do see the photos and notice the tiny tiny stitches on the robings over her shoulders and her center back bodice~ I took great care and JOY making her! The bit of early 18th c silk brocade I used for her bonnet was really meant for her~ I have had it for years and years, keeping it for 'something'...its so very thick and tightly woven, that stitching it into something has never been much of an option. It was the first thing I thought of when I got to her bonnet, and it fit without having to be trimmed~ the colors of it are so wonderful and bright, I paired it with a pretty blue silk taffeta for the backing. Mabel is such a special girl, her primitive painted on eyes just sparkle when you gaze into them, I absolutely ADORE her and I know you will too!
She is marked for this year, 2013, and signed UNDER the glaze and is offered for your offerding pleasure at .
She is a Diamond K Folk Art ONE OF A KIND ~ THANK YOU for visiting!!!
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