Wooden doll overpainted with gesso and paint, inset glass lozenge eyes, hand-painted features. Brown human hair wig. Jointed at elbows, hips and knees, with arms attached to torso with flexible fabric at shoulder. Wearing a white glazed cotton sack-back open robe trimmed with blue silk ribbon bows at elbow, lace and cotton elbow ruffles, and pleated bands of the printed cotton down the front facings of the robe. Design of trailing tendrils with pink and blue flowerets and olive-brown leaves. Blue silk corset with matching blue silk stomacher attached to front of bodice. Pocket made from same printed cotton. Rich green ruched silk petticoat beneath, then white cotton petticoat and long white cotton/linen chemise. White knitted stockings with cream silk ribbon garters, green brocaded silk shoes with leather soles trimmed with white. Cream silk gauze cap trimmed with pink ruched silk ribbon, lined in silk Also accompanied by a yellow silk dress and a green satin hoop (catalogued separately)


  • Title: Doll in robe & petticoat
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1755/1764
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Medium: carved wooden doll with glass eyes, gesso and painting, wearing silk, cotton, lace, and leather clothing

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