FABULOUS ANTIQUE ENGLISH DEANS CLOTH “PRINCESS” DOLL – 15″ HEIGHT
This doll is a piece of history as was from the now closed “Leuralla” Museum in the Blue Mountains. This musuem was an icon for tourists and first opened in 1983 by Dr H.V. Evatt and his wife Elizabeth at the home of his grandfather Harry Andreas. It permanently closed on May 1st, 2022 and all items went to auction. It was considered the most significant collection of 20th Century Toys anywhere in the world.
Deans were famous for their wonderful cloth dolls they made during the 1920’s – 1930’s era. This one is known as the “Princess” Doll and retains it’s original tag. She measures in height approximately 15″ (38cm).
She has a pressed face with painted features which are still in lovely condition. She has minor wear to her face as can be seen in the photos. She has tufts of blonde mohair showing under her faux fur trimmed bonnet. Her body/clothing is velvet with faux fur trims. Originally this was a lovely blue in colouring but has faded with time.
This is a chance to add a lovely cloth doll in to your collection and retain a piece of history.