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18-1/2 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker dolls
18-1/2 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker dolls
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#279 18-1/2 inch tall reproduction Izannah Walker dolls

The culmination of over 10 years of research and trial and error, these painted cloth dolls are reproductions of two pre-patent c. 1850-1860 Izannah Walker dolls in my personal collection and one from the collection of a dear friend.  They are made specifically for the Izannah purist who values a strict adherence to original construction methods and materials.  My goal is to make each doll, as closely as possible, in the same way Izannah Walker made her dolls. I pour every bit of my 26 years of doll making experience into making my reproductions look like authentic antique Izannah Walker dolls from the inside out. 

I drafted my patterns and made the molds for the pressed cloth heads directly from my antique Izannahs. The doll bodies are made from 100% cotton fabric, their heads are stiffened silk stockinet, and their “second skin” is made from glazed antique linen and cotton fabrics.  They are stuffed with organic cotton stuffing to match the stuffing in the original dolls.  All painted areas on the dolls are first painted with gesso and then with several layers of artist oils.  I drafted the patterns for the doll clothing from the garments worn by my antique Izannah Walker dolls (which are original to the dolls) and from additional antique dresses in my collection.

The dress fabrics are antique cottons and wools dating from 1830 - 1890. The fabric used in the undergarments is taken from vintage cotton sheets and household lines and matches that which was used in the doll’s original chemise and pantalets.  You may special order a doll made from reproduction fabrics.  All buttons and lace are antiques.  I sew the clothing by machine and by hand exactly in the same manner as the originals.

The base price for my dolls is $1250.  Dolls with bare feet, or clothing that is especially elaborate and/or made from more expensive antique materials, cost more.  Accessories such as bonnets, pockets and outerwear are additional. I am happy to offer layaway.

There are two ways to purchase my dolls. You may either buy one of my completed dolls or you may order a custom doll made to your specifications.  Each doll takes “forever” to make, so I never have very many finished dolls available at once.  I will try to list available dolls here on the website, although it’s much faster for me to pop them up on my blog, www.izannahwalker.com.  So check over at the blog to see what I’m currently working on, dolls fresh out of my studio, and my eBay auctions.  Call me at 860-355-5709 or email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com to order a custom made doll of your very own.

With a custom doll, you may specify:

- which mold you would like used to create the doll’s pressed cloth head - visit my blog to see the three available choices

- if you would like your doll to look well-loved and worn, newly made, or somewhere in between

- skin tone

- girl or boy

- hair style

- bare feet or painted boots

- clothing style and particulars; reproduction or antique fabric, one petticoat or two – in either cotton or wool, lace or eyelet trim, whether or not you would like an apron

- if you would like multiple dresses or additional garments or accessories

 
Approximate Shipping Time: varies

Custom Shoes for my Reproduction Izannah Walker Dolls
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#281 Custom Shoes for my Reproduction Izannah Walker Dolls

You may order additional pairs of shoes for your dolls. My basic handmade leather shoes are $75.00 per pair.  You may have your choice of the leather colors I have in stock at the time you place your order.  You may also choose straight cut edges, pinked edges (large or small), or scalloped edges (large or small). Hand dyed shoe laces are available in either silk or cotton. 

I strongly suggest that you do not order black shoes, as they really look very similar to painted boots.  If you are spending the money for leather shoes, pick a color that makes them noticeable.  Call 860-355-5709 or email paula@asweetremembrance.com to discuss color choices and finishing details.

Approximate Shipping Time: 6-8 weeks

$75.00
Isabeau 2 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isabeau 2 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#300 Isabeau 2 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

This 17-1/2 inch doll has a pressed cloth head, oil painted head, shoulders and limbs, and is filled with organic cotton stuffing.  Her body is covered in white antique glazed cotton. For more information about her construction, see the full description at the top of the Dolls page.

The paint on this doll has been aged to look very old. You can see areas where the paint has worn through to show the underlying weave of her stockinette head, other areas exhibit the characteristic crackled paint found on the majority of Izannah Walker's original dolls.  She has two painted ringlet curls in front of her ears and short straight hair at the back of her head.

Dressmaking details of her clothing include:

  • Antique brown “coral” print fabric c. 1845-1865
  • Two wide growth tucks around her dress skirt 
  • Mid-length full gathered sleeves
  • Hand tatted trim around her pantalettes
  • Hand gathered lace around the neck and sleeves of her hip length chemise
  • Embroidered scallop edged white cotton petticoat
  • Antique c. 1880-1890’s black cotton print dress
  • Antique black silk velvet ribbon trim around her dress skirt and sleeves
  • Painted black boots with scallop tops
  • Hand strung real coral bead necklace

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique. To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/happy-196th-birthday-izannah-my-celebration-sale-starts-now/.

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 2-3 days

$1500.00
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Isabeau 3 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isabeau 3 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#314 Isabeau 3 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

This 17-1/2 inch doll has a pressed cloth head, oil painted head, shoulders and limbs, and is filled with organic cotton stuffing.  Her body is covered in antique cotton. For more information about her construction, see the full description at the top of the Dolls page.

The paint on this doll has been aged to look old. You can see areas of the underlying weave of her stockinette head through the paint, other areas exhibit the characteristic crackled paint found on the majority of Izannah Walker's original dolls. She has two ringlets over each ear and five curls across the nape of her neck.

Dressmaking details of her clothing include:

  • Dress of your choice, made in your favorite Izannah style from antique fabric
  • Hemstitched trim around her pantalettes
  • White cotton petticoat with lace and eyelet trim
  • Hand gathered lace around the neck and sleeves of her long knee length chemise
  • Painted boots with scallop tops

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique.

To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/two-new-dolls-available-for-sale/

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 7-10 days

$1250.00
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Anna 3 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Anna 3 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#315 Anna 3 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

This is a 16-1/2 inch doll with a pressed cloth head, oil painted head, shoulders and limbs, and is filled with organic cotton stuffing.  Her body is covered in antique cotton. For more information about her construction, see the full description at the top of the Dolls page.

The paint on this doll has been aged to look very old. You can see areas where the paint has worn through to show the underlying weave of her stockinette head, other areas exhibit the characteristic crackled paint found on the majority of Izannah Walker's original dolls.

Dressmaking details of her clothing include:

  • Antique brown floral stripe fabric c. 1830’s. Her dress fabric comes from an 1830′s dress which was remade in the 1890′s and has provenance.  I’ll send a copy of the note that came with the fabric along with the doll. 
  • A wide growth tuck around her dress skirt  and full tucked frilled sleeves
  • Hemstitched trim around her pantalettes
  • Tiny cotton braid  around the neck and sleeves of her hip length chemise
  • Scallop trimmed white cotton petticoat
  • Painted black boots with scallop tops

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique.

To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/two-new-dolls-available-for-sale/

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 2-3 days

$1250.00
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Isane 2 – A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isane 2 – A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#318 Isane 2 – A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

Isane #2 is a very sweet 18 inch tall girl with the look of a younger child.  Izannah Walker’s dolls were usually painted with very pale, almost white, skin or with a warmer flesh colored paint.  I decided to paint this doll with the darker coloring.  I left tiny, subtle bits of her stockinette visible on her face.  The weave of the stockinette can only be seen upon close inspection and I love the way it looks.  Being able to see the weave of the fabric reinforces the fact that this is an all cloth doll and it is one of the details I love seeing on some of Izannah Walker’s original dolls.  You will see areas of worn and rubbed paint, as well as subtle variations in the paint color that denote places where the oil from tiny hands would have touched her during her imaginary past life.  This version of Isa has short wispy hair around her face, with a close cropped fringe at the nape of her neck. 

She is dressed in a wonderful thin olive brown and Prussian blue cotton print dress.  The dress has one growth tuck in the skirt, and two tucks in its sort frilled sleeves.  Antique cotton tape forms a drawstring at the neck of the dress and the waist is closed with a mid-19th century, blue painted, milk glass button.  Her chemise and pantalettes are made from antique lace trimmed linen and her petticoat was fashioned from an unworn baby’s flannel petticoat with embroidered, scalloped edges.  I had been looking through scores of images of antique Izannah Walker dolls prior to painting Isa (for short) and some of those photographs showed dolls wearing blue shoes.  I took a bit of license and used the inspiration of those blue leather shoes when choosing the color for Isa’s painted boots!   Isa #2′s bonnet is made from a wonderful antique brown and white print cotton fabric.  I’m making the bonnet optional on this doll because I have many other brown dress fabrics that it would also look great with.  Around her wrist is a tiny chain that keeps her sewing scissors near, so that she can always find them when she needs to snip a thread. You may add the bonnet for an extra $100.00. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this doll. To see more photographs of her visit my blog http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/february-23rd-two-new-dolls-available-for-sale/

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 2-3 days

$1250.00
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Isadora 1 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isadora 1 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#324 Isadora 1 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

This 18-1/2 inch doll has a pressed cloth head, oil painted head, shoulders and limbs, and is filled with organic cotton stuffing.  Her body is covered in antique brown glazed cotton. For more information about her construction, see the full description at the top of the Dolls page.

The paint on this doll has been aged to look old. You can see areas of the underlying weave of her stockinette head through the paint, other areas exhibit the characteristic crackled paint found on the majority of Izannah Walker's original dolls. She has two ringlets over each ear and five curls across the nape of her neck.

Dressmaking details of her clothing include:

  • Wool challis dress made from a very early antique paisley shawl
  • Hem stitched trim around her pantalettes
  • White eyelet petticoat
  • Hand tatted lace around the neck and sleeves and hem of her long knee length chemise
  • Red painted boots with scallop tops
  • Tiny antique bar pin

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique.

To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/three-dolls-available/

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 7-10 days

$1250.00
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Izzybelle 2 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Izzybelle 2 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#325 Izzybelle 2 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

Izzybelle is a 14-inch doll with a pressed cloth head, oil painted head, shoulders and limbs, and is filled with organic cotton stuffing.  Her body is covered in antique blue glazed cotton fabric. For more information about her construction, see the full description at the top of the Dolls page.

The paint on this doll has been aged to look very old. You can see areas of the underlying weave of her stockinette head through the paint, other areas exhibit the characteristic crackled paint found on the majority of Izannah Walker's original dolls. She has two ringlets over each ear and a short fringe of hair across the nape of her neck.

Dressmaking details of her clothing include:

  • Dress made from olive/brown and Prussian blue antique fabric
  • Antique pantalettes
  • White eyelet petticoat
  • Crochetted lace around the neck and sleeves of her white cotton chemise
  • Painted boots with scallop tops

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique.

To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/three-dolls-available/

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 7-10 days

$1250.00
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Isane 4 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isane 4 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#328 Isane 4 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

This young Isane is approximately 18 inches tall. She has a red second skin covering her body and red painted boots with scalloped tops. Beneath her dress, she wears a full set of undergarments. Some Izannahs have long dresses like women or older girls and others wear shorter skirts like young children. 

I have hemmed Isane #4’s dress long, but if you prefer it shorter, I would be happy to add a third growth tuck in the skirt. You may also request aging on her arms, legs and feet. I left them fairly new-looking so that her new mom would have a choice. 

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique. To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/happy-197th-birthday-izannah-walker/.

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me atpaula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 2-3 days

$1250.00
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Andrew 1 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Andrew 1 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#329 Andrew 1 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

I seldom make boy Izannahs, even though I dearly love them. This young man is the first boy doll from my Anna mold, but since I’m sure he would object to being called Anna, let’s refer to him as Andrew.

Andrew is about 17 inches tall and wears a very detailed costume that consists of a red plaid dress, trimmed in black velvet ribbons with a split skirt and matching trousers. He has side-parted hair, tall black painted boots with red tops and comes with his paper party hat.

Andrew is $50. more than Anna due to the intricacy of his clothing.

To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/happy-197th-birthday-izannah-walker/.

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 2-3 days

$1300.00
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Zanna 7 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Zanna 7 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#330 Zanna 7 A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

Miss Zanna is 17-1/2 inches tall. She has black painted boots with scallop tops and a second skin made from antique brown glazed cotton. 

All of the fabrics and laces used in making her clothing are antique. To see more photos of this doll, please go to my blog, http://izannahwalker.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/happy-197th-birthday-izannah-walker/.

To be notified when I have new dolls available for sale, please email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com.  This is a separate service from my regular mailing list.

Approximate Shipping Time: 2-3 days

$1250.00
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