Richard Wright Collection of Rare & Important Dolls

An Izannah Walker cloth Child doll, image courtesy of Skinner

An Izannah Walker cloth child doll, image courtesy of Skinner

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


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