Friday, September 9, 2022

Izannah Walker Doll "Caroline" from the Carol Corson Collection

UPDATE: This doll sold for a $25,000 hammer price to Bidder 518.
There was a 15-18% premium, depending on method of payment. 

This barefooted almost 20" doll from Carol Corson's collection will be offered at auction by Withington's on October 20th. Withington's offers this description of the doll:   


19 ½” Izannah Walker girl “Caroline” cloth doll, Central Falls, RI, 19th century, pressed mold stockinet head, painted features, center parted brown hair with 2 cheek curls each side of face & 6 back of neck curls, red leather shoes (as is), period red & blue print dress (age tears), & green dress, along with 12” doll’s yellow painted  barrel- back chair (Ellis?), (facial touchups, wear, cracking)

Here are additional pictures of the doll, which was featured in a group photo in the August 2011 issue of Antique Doll Collector. 

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