Skip to main content

Early Boudoir Dolls

Thanks to Sue Uhlherr for finding information in the Coleman's Dictionary about some of the early boudoir dolls, made in France, during World War I. It seems that quite a few were made with chamois (suede) faces and silk costumes. According to Coleman's Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume 2, page 950, these early dolls were referred to as "Poupee Chiffon (Rag Dolls)." Read all the information from the book, below.

This wonderful example has her original painted on silk gown. She has silk floss hair and a stitched chamois face.


Popular posts from this blog

Thelma Todd

A Collection of Thelma Todd Film Clips

JxB French Boudoir Doll Head with Box for Sale on my web site -

I have two JxB Boudoir Doll Heads for sale on my web site - Click the photo, above, to access that site.

Thaïs by Demetre Chiparus

Thaïs by Demetre Chiparus