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Antique 23" African American cloth doll with original clothes C. 1880

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this is a large prestigious African American cloth doll with a center seam embroidered face, protruding nose and applied ears. Her large, beautiful eyes are applied and embroidered. She has applied ears and raveled yarn hair. She has a firmly packed cotton body with attached arms and legs. Her blue striped dress and blue checked apron have age related stains and darkening. The clothes were starched and ironed many years ago and have not been removed. She is so untouched I don't want to remove these clothes and all the underclothes. Other than the darkening of the fabric the only weak area is on both sleeves. They show wear and shredding but by no means are falling off. Her mitten hands with stitch defined fingers. Her face has some weakness in the black stockinette, with a few small darned areas and a few holes with black underneath. I have not touched it and it is stable and looks great to me. She is old and really wonderful. She is 23" tall and is circa 1880-90