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Doll in fashionable day ensemble

Doll in fashionable day ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 - ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood carved and overpainted, silk, linen and cotton clothing, knitted silk stockings, leather shoes.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Doll made of carved wood, fully jointed at elbows, knees, hips, and shoulders. Face carved and gessoed, fine character face with rounded chin and features. Red lips, rouged cheeks. Lozenge eyes in white and black glass inset into head. Blonde human hair wig.
Wearing a fine white cotton cap trimmed with blue-patterned white braid, simple fichu and large apron in fine white cotton, over a fine printed silk dress, pale yellow with white pattern (yellow printed onto white silk) lined throughout with red-striped white silk, this silk also appears on cuffs. Open robe over quilted petticoat in acid green-yellow silk with subtle, wide stripe, lined and quilted onto blue, white and yellow striped linen. Stomacher, white with pink stitching and green ribbon lacings. Pocket in a chintz print, white with brown and red sprig design. Damask under-petticoat with floral design, 2 rows blue braid around hem. Red knitted silk stockings with white knitted clocks, red leather shoes with bow ties and brown leather soles.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1730 - ca. 1740 (made)



Materials and Techniques

wood carved and overpainted, silk, linen and cotton clothing, knitted silk stockings, leather shoes.

Descriptive line

Doll, 1730s-1740s. Carved wood, fashionable day ensemble in yellow printed silk, white apron, cap & fichu. English.


Wood; Gesso; Silk; Linen; Cotton; Leather; Damask


Doll-making; Printing; Embroidery; Quilting


Fashion; Clothing; Textiles; Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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