A Lovely Papier Mache Lady
This papier mache doll is dressed in her original outfit with several petticoats and undergarments and flat green wooden shoes. She has well defined painted facial features including rosy cheeks, a petite little mouth and a beautiful hair style with a large braided bun in the back of her head. She is wearing a long black cotton dress and cream colored chintz apron. The scarf around her neck makes a nice “v” in the back, while trim work on her skirt shows a gold ribbon with a stripped banding around the edge of the hem. (Note: On her back bodice, one can see some of her shoulder plate showing which could easily be covered with trim work. She has a rub on her nose and she also has a hat that matches her outfit.) Her former owner was Grace Dyer, a well-known doll collector from New England and who belong to the Doll Collectors of America group. She would complement any room in a dolls’ house of her period –Circa- 1850.