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  • Object:

    Redressed doll

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)
    ca. 1830 (altered)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved and painted wood, white kid, glass, cloth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

head and torso, carved and painted wood, with stuffed white kid legs; glass eyes embedded into the head; partial wig of brown human hair
partly padded white kid was placed over the body and arms to change the doll's shape from one of the 1780s to one of the 1830s
jointing at knees by means of white tape
white pinafore
dress, mauve and white printed cotton
petticoat, drawers and chemise, white cotton
full length flannel
stays, flannel
white stockings
green leather shoes
white bonnet
red garters

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1780 (made)
ca. 1830 (altered)



Materials and Techniques

carved and painted wood, white kid, glass, cloth


height: 53.3 cm, height: 27.9 cm head and torso

Object history note

The dolls belonged to the donor's aunt, Margaret Wallis (nee Penney) of Erdesley, Basingstoke and to the donor's mother, Ella Penney. Donor - Miss E M Penney

Historical context note

With this collection of dolls came a collection of clothing, some of which fits more than one doll.

Descriptive line

Wood and Kid Doll, English, about 1780

Production Note

The body was redesigned about 1830


Wood; Kid; Glass; Cloth


Carved; Painted

Production Type



Museum of Childhood

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