Doll Restoration

We can professionally restore cracked and damaged composition or porcelain  dolls, even if some parts are missing. Antique doll restoration is a fine art process because many of the materials these dolls were made from, porcelain, composition, paper and vinyl. Depending on the specific materials used in a  doll through time, they may crack, wear and tear on bodies, wigs matted and rotted. We may wash and restyle the wig or suggest a new wig  made similar to the original. Clothing may be torn and yellowed with age, missing appendages, glass eyes may need to be replaced. If your doll has suffered smoke or fire damage we can usually reverse that damage.

All antique and collectable dolls should be restored to a degree that is true to their time.  Research is done on the doll before restoration begins to stay with the originality of the doll.   In some cases restoration may not be recommended as it may reduce the overall value of the doll.

We would be happy to make an appointment to see your doll and gladly discuss what your doll’s needs are. Please E-mail donnaschildren@comcast.net

This doll restoration is a 12” Antique doll with a porcelain head, composition arms and legs and cloth body. The head was restored, rocker eyes reinstalled returning it to its original condition.

This composition doll head was completely cracked and crazed. Restored it looks like a different doll.

doll restoration

This doll restoration is a 12” Antque doll with a porcelain head, composition arms and legs and cloth body. The head was restored, rocker eyes reinstalled returning it to its original condition.

dolls repair

This composition doll head was completely cracked and crazed. Restored it looks like a different doll.



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