American Cloth Dolls and Other Things
Welcome to this happy site, now incorporating our cloth dolls and other finds, all under one roof. I love cloth dolls in a very special way, and take great joy in buying and selling them. Honestly? I would keep them all, but it is an addiction and I am everlastingly grateful to have found kindred spirits who love them as I do. My husband loves them as well. Go figure. He raced cars and jumped horses, but cannot bear to see some of the dolls leave us. As we make discoveries in other areas, we will add those things to the dolls. One caveat: I do not like returns. This is a polite way of saying --"Please, no returns." Please ask as many questions and request as many photos as you like. I will gladly give you undivided attention. I price very sensitively, based on cost. I will do what I can to make your purchase a pleasure. Shipping costs have become a burden to all of us; we strive to keep them totally fair. We accept personal checks and PayPal, and offer Lay-A-Way as well. Please enjoy my finds ! Living with antiques is one of life's greatest pleasures. PS: We work hard for you to offer really authentic things. I'm sure you are noticing peculiar iterations of country things everywhere now. If it's unbelievable, please beware. It is probably a fake. A clever artist can add "old" paint to a piece of woodenware; those objects are simply reproductions. It takes time, effort , conscience and love to offer true objects.
Oh so dear, wearing her original c 1880 frock, and calico fashioned boots, she is in excellent condition. 2 photos.
3" x 9" . So simple, but shows good skills in some unusual stitches. c 1830. New England origin. 2 photos.
71" xx 85". An early 20th c warm and cozy quilt from our collection to start off the cooler weather when one loves curling up with a good book, or for a quick nap. As you see, for me the simpler and gentler, the better. Graphics are not necessary for warmth, even though baskets do suggest "graphics". This quilt is soft as snow, and in very good shape and fits nicely over top of a Queen-sized mattress. The textiles are shirtings and calicoes, and the effect is "be snug" . Backing is appropriate shirting. A few small stains do not distract. 2 photos (with lots more available).
17" x 11". Those of us who pamper our pets will underestand the rug hooker's desire to direct the puppy to his own spot. c 1920-30. Mounted on stretcher. 1 photo.
14" x 20" x 2" deep. One of the most delightful baskets to cross my path, at the perfect season for harvest displays, and it is in excellent condition. c 1930. 2 photos.
12". This fellow has attitude -- alot to say to all those other guys who never say a word ! He is in the best condition -- beautiful mohair, jointed, from the mid-20th c or earlier, and most likely from the Steiff factory. His size is optimum -- a little chubby and not too small or too big. He still has his original growler/squeaker too. 2 photos.
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