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A large English wooden with piercing blue eyes that we associate with the George IV era, but retaining earlier features such as stippled eyebrows and early type leather arms. Dressed to represent a Welsh peddler with requisite, tall black hat and red cape, she specializes in sewing supplies – note her fine printed cotton yardage.

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A very fine German papier-mâché with an Apollo knot hairstyle hidden under her bonnet, she offers something for everyone. Especially unusual is her “fur” trimmed cape.

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