The Old Pretenders studio offers collectors the finest quality reproductions of English wooden dolls in the 17th and 18th century manner. Each one-of-a-kind creation is handcrafted individually using traditional techniques.
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These enchanted dolls feature custom made enamel eyes, appropriately fashioned wigs and meticulously researched costumes. And as often as possible: 17th / 18th century antique textiles, trim work, and lace are used in order to recreate a doll that looks and feels every bit as authentic as an original example.
The Old Pretenders studio also offers a complete range of restoration services for antique English wooden dolls. Whether a doll needs subtle conservation, limb replacement or repair or a complete refinishing and re-costuming, it will be done with the utmost care.