Brown Doll & Carriage, ca. 1870
This was from my Great-Great-Aunt Gertrude.
What you have here is an American mechanical toy doll. It appeals to doll collectors and it also appeals to toy collectors. It was made in about 1870. The name of the man that created the doll was Brown, and it was a Goodwin patent that he used. And I don't think you brought the key, but when you wind it up, its little legs will move, and it pushes the carriage forward. The doll head is made of papier mâché, and it's in really nice condition. The clothing on the doll is not original, although it's appropriately dressed. Usually the skirt was a little bit shorter than this. You wouldn't want your skirt caught in the wheel as you're pushing it along.
It would probably retail for $1,200 to $1,500 on the market today.
Wow, that's great. That is, that's good!
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