Monday, January 28, 2008

This is Ladye Constance Cullpepper.....but I call her Darling. She is one of my 'Grande Dame' Queen Anne dolls, and is just under 2 FEET tall. All of my Grande Dames are larger, with reproduction wardrobes that are made just like real adult size pieces. Even ladye's Pompadour wig is removable. I offer special programs every now and then exclusively for my Grande Dames and their owners~ like Parties, & New Clothes!
Darling is hand sculpted mache, with inset antique brown glass eyes. She has a very high forehead, which, in the first half of the 18th century, was very sought after as a sign of royalty.
Everything, like on all my dollys, is hand stitched. Her saque back gown laces closed in the front over a brown silke stomacher. She wears knit stockings, linen shoes with leather soles, antique linen shift, mull tucker for modesty over her bosom, petticoat, pannier hoop, gown, and wig. She also has accessories like her silke Bergiere bonnet, antique lace lappet, and green silk velvet shawl.
Her dress is a reproduction cotton c1840...BUT~ at this scale it is a perfect representation of the marvelous large scale bizarre silkes of the early 1700s. She wears antique lace engagents under her 3 tier sleeve ruffles
Here is my Darling readying herself for tea in the morning....she has not yet put her wig on, so wears an antique lace lappet to cover her head
Grande Dames also come with their own cloth covered box, that matches (usually) their first dress. Above are some of Darlings pretties, on the lid of her dolly box(this is the inside)
We are off to the shoe maker again this her very nice brown linen latchetts are just tooo plain...........


Suzanne said...

Oh My, Rachael! I'm glad you told me to come back for a peek. She is amazing...and so beautifully and impeccably dressed! Just gorgeous!..(can't wait to see her new shoes!).

Barbara said...

Ohhhhhhhh, Honey, she's GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to see what her first "party" will be and who will show up for it. Let's see.....will it be a Tea Party....or maybe a Grand Ball! Guess I'll just have to wait until she gets some "friends" out there to invite!
LY, Mom

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Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

My,my Racael, you have been busy. All your ladies are just beautiful.....but not as beautiful a sweet Emma!!!!


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SweetAnnee said...

Look how REGAL she is!!
love here and her pretties!!

maija said...

You did a fabulous job !!!!