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Oil-painted Cloth Girl Doll

Auction:
2680B
Lot:
184
Sold for:
$4,800$4,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 27, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Oil-painted Cloth Girl Doll, possibly Izannah Walker, Rhode Island, c. 1860s, oil-painted cloth head and sloped shoulders featuring blue eyes, pink mouth and cheek coloring, brown hair with tendrils framing the face, padded cotton arms, legs, and body with articulated fingers, wearing original hand-stitched printed cotton dress and underclothes, with a straw hat and wool mittens, ht. 18 in., accompanied by six printed "Reward of Merit" cards for "Mary E. Kelton"/"Rehobath/1864," a hand-painted printed children's booklet titled Cock Robin, a printed religious tract The Farmer and Soldier, an English Reader child's educational book dated 1828, and two floral brocade satin squares.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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cloth head, Rhode Island

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