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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
Lizzybit A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Lizzybit A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#300 Lizzybit A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

Lizzybit is made from my newest mold, taken directly from a small 17 inch antique Izannah Walker doll. Her paint surface captures all of the loving wear of the original doll. Lizzybit has painted boots, a chemise, pantalettes, a wool petticoat and a dress made from an antique double pink cotton print. She is also wearing an antique pin. More photos of Lizzybit may be seen on my blog, Izannah Walker Journal: https://izannahwalker.com/2017/11/16/novembers-new-dolls-this-months-third-thursday-debutants/

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

$1265.00
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Isabeau 19 in. A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isabeau 19 in. A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#314 Isabeau 19 in. A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

Well-worn with a wonderful paint surface. 19 inches tall wearing painted boots, a full set of undergarments, which include a chemise long enough to do double duty as a nightgown and a wool petticoat. Her dress is made from antique fabric and has three rows of growth tucks in the skirt with additional tucks in the sleeves. Her pin is a new reproduction. More photos of Isabeau may be seen on my blog, Izannah Walker Journal: https://izannahwalker.com/2017/11/16/novembers-new-dolls-this-months-third-thursday-debutants/

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

$1265.00
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Early Izannah A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Early Izannah A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#324 Early Izannah A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

A 22.5 inch tall reproduction of a pre-1855 Izannah Walker doll. This amazing doll has a natural antique linen “second skin”, bare feet, three ringlet curls in front of each ear and nine at the nape of her neck. She is dressed in antique pantelettes, an antique wool petticoat, an antique cotton petticoat, a chemise, and an antique child’s dress that I altered to fit.

Her paint surface and modeling are true to the original doll from which her mold was made. She also comes with white silk stockings and handmade leather shoes. You may choose your shoe color. I will email you after purchase to discuss your color options. She is Doll # 2 made especially in honor of Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.

Also available: An antique doll trunk to fit this doll, in as found condition. Wood, with paper covering, metal hardware, leather handle and blue patterned wall paper lining. $100.00 (with purchase of doll).

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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

$1925.00
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Hannah A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Hannah A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#325 Hannah A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

An 18 inch tall reproduction of a pre-1860 Izannah Walker doll. A very sweet doll made from the mold of my original antique Izannah Walker doll, Hannah. She has a lovely russet colored antique glazed cotton “second skin”, two ringlets in front of each ear and nine across the nape of her neck.

She is dressed in a chemise, pantelettes, antique wool petticoat, and dress made of an antique cotton print. She also comes with white silk stockings and handmade leather shoes. . You may choose your shoe color. I will email you after purchase to discuss your color options. She is Doll # 4 made especially in honor of Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.

To view a video of this doll:

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

$1375.00
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Isabeau 17 in. A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
Isabeau 17 in. A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll
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#331 Isabeau 17 in. A Reproduction Izannah Walker Doll

A 17 inch tall, bare foot girl with all the charm of the original doll. Dressed in blue leather shoes, a dress with one growth tuck, and a full set of underpinnings which include antique pantalettes. Her antique pin is hand painted with blue flowers. More photos of Isabeau may be seen on my blog, Izannah Walker Journal: https://izannahwalker.com/2017/11/16/novembers-new-dolls-this-months-third-thursday-debutants/

Approximate Shipping Time: 7-10 days

$1370.00
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