Antique Izannah Walker Doll Available for Purchase


From time to time owners of antique Izannah Walker dolls generously offer to share images of their dolls here on the Izannah Walker Chronices.  I'm always happy when they do, because it's why I started this blog back in 2008. 

Occasionally, people share images of a doll which is available for private purchase.  The owner of this doll wanted to be sure the doll goes to someone who loves Izannah Walker dolls, and what better place to find those people than the readers of this blog?  

This doll is now sold, but here is the seller's description prior to the sale. 

Endearing 18" circa 1865 Izannah Walker cloth doll with beautiful face and finely painted features. Pressed and oil-painted complexion and facial features, blue grey eyes, feathered brows, pink closed mouth and cheeks, brown hair with two ringlet curls in front of applied ears. Muslin body with oil painted arms, stitched fingers, and legs with painted black ankle boots with red trim, antique dress and undergarments which may be original in cream colored cotton. Condition: Very good-Good. Paint wear and cracks in paint associated with age and normal use. Some old in-painting on hair and face and old repairs of brown tape around ankles and two spots on back of head. Slight split on forehead, wear on tips of boots. Provenance: From the family of Evelyn Ackerman, a well-known doll collector, researcher, and author.

Withington's to Auction All Original Izannah Walker Doll

Withington's will be auctioning this near mint, all original 17 1/2 inch Izannah Walker doll at their October 21-22-23 auction.

Ambrotype with Izannah Walker Doll

Rachael Kinnison of the Lady's Repository Museum and Diamond K Folk Art has offered a rare ambrotype of a girl holding an Izannah Walker doll on EBay.  I am sharing the images here so that Izannah lovers can see them.  Be sure to check out the auction.  

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Izannah Walker Doll Values

I own an old Theriault's catalog from 1980, which has this image in it.  Whoever owned the catalog had written the hammer prices next to the items.  Quite a difference in realized prices over 35 years.

Izannah Walker dolls.  Theriault's catalog, February 23 & 24,  1980. Sold for hammer price $2700?


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