PATRICIA LOVELESS 18"SMILING BRU

Hard to Find Smiling Bru by Patricia Loveless . Doll is 18 inches tall , it was not kept in a box and came from a smoking household and has smoke odor.The doll and dress appear to be in very good condition

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Smiling Bru's dress is befitting that role as it represents the height of 1880s fashion. The dress is a deep burgundy silk overlaid with black netting to deepen the color. The bodice is trimmed with black lace and rows of a beaded braid work with two dusty rose fabric rosettes on either side. The leg-o-mutton sleeves are made with the same fabric combination for the full part at the top, but the tight-fitting part of the sleeve is black satin. The waist features a braid medalion and the front skirt is trimmed with more of the beaded braid work, rosettes and black netting ruffles around the bottom of the skirt. The open overskirt is trimmed with flat braid and lace work in a decorative zig-zag design. The back of the skirt is accented with fabric and netting bows suggestive of a bustled skirt. The bows are further enhanced by dusty rose dried flowers. The elaborate hat sets off her partially upswept blonde coiffure. It is constructed from more of the dried flowers, fabric rosettes, gold "leaves" and black netting. This is a truly unique doll and even more special because she was personally
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