Matilda is a lovely example of a grodnertal dating from the very early part of the 19thc. It is very unusual to find these dolls in the outfits that they were originally dressed in, often they were redressed in more elaborate clothing by wealthier families. Matilda however is dressed entirely in her original clothing. Her outfit is very akin to the outfits that were worn in Germany around the turn of the 19thC. Durable wools and cottons were used, her underskirt is in fact paper and her lower legs have been painted to stimulate black stockings with boots. She comes with two bonnets, one being a very traditional bonnet, the other a little silk poke bonnet. She also has a red felt cape, a tiny red felt pin cushion and she holds an early miniature book.
Her face is beautifully painted and in entirely original condition.
Her fully jointed limbs are all in good working order.
Her clothing has never been removed so we have not attempted to remove it.