1892-1910 Julia Jones Beecher Cloth Doll, 19 1/2 inches tall
Circa 1892 to 1910 Julia Jones Beecher black cloth doll in original clothing. She measures 19 1/2 inches tall and wears a marvelous red and white printed dress, a white apron, a shawl, a petticoat, and bloomers. At the back of the neck the dress closes with a snap type closure as does the back of her petticoat. The waist of her bloomers in the back also has a snap type closure but her waist has gotten thicker over the years from sitting around for so long. Thus the back of the bloomers no longer can be pulled together enough to close. The back of the dress at the waist has a hook type closure. In the front the ends of the shawl are kept closed at the waist with a straight pin. I did not remove any of her clothes but did peek under them to see if the cloth body is in good condition. The body is indeed in excellent condition. The front of the dress where it was not covered by the apron and shawl have a bit of fading from light. There are a few small loose threads on her bare feet that seem to be remnants of stitching that had attached cloth socks or shoes once upon a time. They dont look to be repairs. On her nose there is some loss of the top layer of black fabric as is very common with these dolls. Fortunately the layer of cloth exposed underneath is also black. There is a bit of a run in the fabric over one eye and a small loss of fabric in the inner corner of the other eye. There is some loss to the topmost fuzzy surface of the black fabric that is used to simulate hair but due to the textured nature of the fabric she still has the appearance of having an overall short curly hairdo. The shawl and apron are of a very fine delicate fabric that has age toning. The shawl has a couple of breaks, one of which has an old stitched repair. The apron has one small hole. This item is inventory #9808.
Is an estimate and the actual cost may differ. The item "1892-1910 Julia Jones Beecher Cloth Doll, 19 1/2 inches tall" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth".
The seller is "imajgin" and is located in Lampeter, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Skin Color: Dark/Deep
- Material: Cloth
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Doll Size: 19 1/2 in
- Features: Antique
- Hair Color: Black
- Ethnicity: African American
- Packaging: Without Packaging
- Brand/Artist: Julia Jones Beecher
- Doll Gender: Girl Doll