RARE labeled ALLWIN England Norah Wellings, BLACK Boudoir bed doll, pajama case
Here is an extremely rare and unusual, antique black cloth, boudoir or bed doll-type, night-dress or pajama bag , circa 1930 , and slightly earlier. These items were the forerunners of the Art Deco bed dolls that became so popular during and following World War I. By Richardson and Allwin LTD. Measuring about 20 long, this commercially produced charmer has a beautifully molded and painted brown velveteen face with beautiful, brown, side-glancing , GLASS eyes, red lips with painted teeth and original, curly black yarn wig (Josephine Baker style) and double-pearl drop earrings. She has a swivel neck and dark brown velveteen arms and cute little stuffed feet with nicely stitched fingers and toes and original, sewn-on black cloth label: Made in England (over) ALLWIN. See pages 102 and 106. In Gillian Trotter's book, "Norah Wellings-Cloth dolls & Soft Toys", as one of the "top quality manufacturers" of Norah Wellings type dolls. Her original body is a lovely, pink floral printed, satin dress (bag) with self ruffles, puff sleeves, fitted bodice with ribbon trimmed vest and wide black ribbon sash, pretty ruffled collar with an opening at the back to. Hold night clothes, a pillow, laundry or whatever else you prefer. This vintage material holds its shape very well with no tears or holes, no stains or fading and no odors as she is from a smoke free home.
Last photos show a similar Norah Wellings (quite rare) antique black cloth pajama case, listed separately and NOT included with this listing. See many of our own Norah Wellings dolls in Gillian Trotter's book, "Norah Wellings-Cloth dolls & Soft Toys", pages 100-105. These boudoir items are getting quite difficult to find.
She'll certainly add "pizzaz" to your boudoir doll collection! Other items shown (last 3 photos) are. Included and each listed separately.
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If there is a problem with your item, please let us know prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to make sure you are satisfied. The item "RARE labeled ALLWIN England Norah Wellings, BLACK Boudoir bed doll, pajama case" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Custom Bundle: No
- Skin Color: Dark/Deep
- Material: Cloth
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Doll Size: 20 in
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Features: Antique
- Hair Color: Black
- Ethnicity: African American
- Packaging: Without Packaging
- Brand/Artist: Norah Wellings
- Eye Color: Brown GLASS
- Doll Gender: Girl Doll