Skinner in Boston hosts the Richard Wright Collection of Rare & Important Dolls October 10, 2009. Richard Wright, an antique dealer and appraiser who often appeared on Antiques Roadshow, owned and operated Richard Wright Antiques & Dolls, in Birchrunville, PA. His vast collection includes early dolls like this circa 1820 German portrait-type carved wood lady doll estimated $40,000 to $60,000. American dolls are also represented including a highly sought after cloth doll by Izannah Walker. The circa 1860 small child doll is hand painted and wears a handmade cotton dress and brown leather boots. Izannah Walker was a Rhode Island doll maker who’s work resembles 19th century folk portraits. It’s estimated to bring $10,000 to $15,000.
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-Jennifer Castle, Editor, p4A.com