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1700-1750 Queen Anne wooden doll head

1700-1750 Queen Anne Wooden Doll head

The history of doll making began with ancient crude figures or dolls made from clay, bone, ivory, leather and of sticks or carved or whittled wood to form a human likeness. 


English and German wooden dolls handmade by crafts persons date to the 1600s.  Wood is a material that is still used in making wood dolls or figures to the present, in many countries around the world.


See below for the various types of wood dolls made from 1300+, as well as a list of doll makers and Wood dolls For Sale.


Antique Wood or Wooden Types of Dolls


1400+ French, Italy, Spain and others; Religious dolls or religious figures; Crčche dolls, Santos dolls


1680-1720 English William and Mary, 1700-1750 Queen Anne or 1750-1800 Georgian wooden dolls


1700s-1930 German Federdocken, Feather dolls, turned wooden doll with painted features, a feather in hat, have pebbles in torso that rattle


1700s+ Austria or German Grödner Tal carved wood dolls


1735-1925+ German Skittle or Tyroler wood dolls


1750+ French or English Pandora early wood or wax fashion mannequin doll, Grandes Pandora's is a life size mannequin doll


1800s-1900s South East Europe Gmunderdoken wooden dolls representing the people of the Gmunden area


1800s-1900s German Schepperdocken hollow wooden dolls with stones inside that rattle


1850+ American Hopi Kachina wood dolls made of cottonwood root, then carved, painted and decorated figures


1890+ Russian Matryoshka wooden nesting dolls made and painted by various craft persons, artists


ca. 1890s Austria & Hungry Wooden Kate dolls wooden folk art dolls


1896-1914 German Bébé Tout Bois all wood dolls often made for the French market


1900s+ German Carved Tuck Comb wood dolls, Peg Wooden doll or Dutch Wooden doll 


1916-1918 French Madame Nina Alexandrowicz made cloth art dolls, Mimi a wood art doll, black mascot dolls


1919+ Various countries; Wood segmented dolls, various doll makers


1920s American Zuni wood dolls are usually made from Pine wood


ca. 1930s English School for Scandal only about four dolls were made possibly by Hugh Hugo of London

- one piece wood head and torso, glass eyes, hemp hair, closed painted mouth, dressed in 18th century clothing,

dolls depict female characters from the English comedy play in 1777 The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.


Before 1917 and after until about 1991 Russian Trihedral one piece three sided wood carved dolls

Antique to Vintage Wooden Doll Makers

Anderegg dolls early 1900s, doll mark Th. Anderegg, wood carving export, Montreux, Switzerland

Ferdinand Andri wooden peasant dolls 1906+ Austria

Artel Company doll mark Artelpraha 1900s Prague

  - wooden dolls with painted clothes


Beaver Doll & Toy Co wood dolls 1916-1917 NYC, Canada, London - doll mark Beaverbilt, Beaverbeasts, Beaverability

Mimi Berg, Norgesdukker carved wood dolls 1940s Norway

Bimblick Toy Co NYC wood segmented dolls 1926-1930


Cameo dolls wood segmented 1922-1970s US

Crown Toy Mfg wood segmented Disney dolls 1930s-1940s US

Curry & Co wood block jointed dolls 1912-1913 UK


E. Dehler wood dolls 1911

Door of Hope dolls 1901-1949 Shanghai and Canton, China - mission founded in Shanghai, China to help children

Julius Dorst wooden dolls & toys 1839-1930s

Julius Drost  doll mark HD

 Julius Drost doll mark  clown symbol star Dl

   - doll mark HD, clown symbol star D


Joel Ellis, Co-Operative Mfg. Co 1858-1925+ (unmarked)

    - 1873-74 mortise & tendon wood dolls, painted black feet

Erzgebirge wood figure dolls 1920s

Exeloid Co wood dolls 1915-1920


Fehrle carved wooden head doll mark round button, dates unknown, ??

Fehrle two dimensional wood dolls mark

Fleischmann & Cramer wood dolls 1881-1925+


A. W. Gamages 1902 all wooden Bébé Tout en Bois dolls,

  1906 Dutch Peg Wooden dolls, Schoenhut basswood dolls


William Higgs jointed wooden dolls 1733 ladies, babies

Hitz, Jacobs & Kassler turned, carved painted wood dolls 1923


Insam & Prinoth dolls 1820+ Tirol & Germany

  - wooden dolls, peg wooden dolls verlegers 1820+ Tirol, Germany

International Toy Co. wooden dolls 1926-1929 UK, USA


Jointed Doll Company wood dolls 1874-1885 No. Springfield, VT US
                      Jointed Doll Co mark - marked Improved Jointed Doll pat. April 29, '79, Dec. 7, '80, Nov. 7, '82

- marked with black band around waist label

Improved Jointed Doll pat.
      April 29, '79, Dec. 7, '80, Nov. 7, '82.


Kestner wood dolls 1805+
Adolph Kröhl dolls 1830-1898
- dolls of wax, wood, papier mache, bisque, China, leather & metal

Labrador dolls - wooden dolls hand made in N. American Arctic
Larkin Co 1875-1930 US, wood dolls, composition dolls, cloth body
Erben G. Lange wooden dolls 1853+

Richard Metzler 1884-1928 clapping, mama & papa dolls, musical, papier mache, wax, wood dolls
Moroder wooden doll verlegers 1800s-1896 AT
Leo Morse turned wood dolls 1920-1923 US

Andreas Müller 1894+ made wooden dolls

Andreas Müllerdoll mark crown two crossed sticks Schutz Marke Eincetr.

Harold Naber Kids carved wood art dolls 1970s-1994 US

Netherlands wood dolls 1800+, Grödner Tal wood dolls, Nürnberg Fille dolls, Peg Wooden dolls, Penny Wooden dolls

Nöckler & Tittel 1849-1930s bisque, cloth, composition, googly eye dolls, rubber, Täufling, wood dolls


Obletter wooden doll verlegers 1825-1859


Patent Novelty Co wood segmented dolls 1929 US

Mrs. Johanna Peller-Hoffmann carved turned wood dolls 1907 AT

Kaspar Huggler & Sons wood caved dolls 1900-present

    - in Brienz, Switzerland (off site official link)

Frank W. Peterson painted wood segmented dolls 1907-1939 US

Petri-Lewis Co wood segmented character dolls 1923-1929 US

L. Pfeuffer wooden dolls 1909-1908 Nurnberg, Bavaria

Emil Pirchan turned wood character dolls 1907 AT

Fraulein Minka Podhajaska turned wood jointed dolls 1903-1910

Poppets wood dolls mid 1800s-1930 Kentucky, USA

J. B. Purger wood peg jointed dolls 1851-1896 Grödner Tal


Q. B. Toy & Novelty wooden character dolls 1910s


E. Randall Grödner Tal wood dolls 1904-1958 UK

C. G. Richter wooden dolls 1816-1914 Saxony

John D. Robbins dolls 1860-1861 US Importer, dist.

  - China, Nankeen, papier mache, peg wooden dolls, rubber, wax

Adam Rockendorfer wooden dolls 1809-1914 AT

Marianne Roller turned wood art dolls 1906-1908 AT

Johann Anton Runggaldier wood doll verleger 1800s AT


Sanoner, Senoner, Sononer Grödner Tal wooden dolls 1800+

F.M. Schilling 1871-1928, doll mark Angel with wings

F.M. Schilling doll mark Tout Bois, Holz, Germany allwood, angel symbol, Fabrikmarke Deponirt

paper label; Tout Bois, Holz, Germany allwood,

angel symbol, Fabrikmarke deponirt or unmarked.


Gustav Schmey dolls 1853-1930

  - bisque, celluloid, cloth, metal, wood dolls

Rudolf Schneider dolls 1912-1925+ made Bébé Tout en Bois dolls marked with a label; trademark Bébé Tout en bois entierement articule  (Baby doll all wood entirely articulated) for the French market.


Schoen & Yondorf, SAYCO 1922-1960s made wood dolls + others

Schoenhut & Co basswood dolls 1872-1935 Philadelphia, PA US - made carved wooden toys, 1903+ began making wood dolls

Prof. Victor Schufinsky turned wood dolls 1909-1910 AT

Eugčne Sedard wooden dolls 1919 FR

   - Paris-Jouets, Toujours du Nouveau R-S Marque Deposee

Silber & Fleming woolyhead wood dolls, Dutch wood dolls 1872-82

D. M. Smith & Co wooden dolls 1852-1885, with blue painted feet

Mannie Solomen & Co miniature wooden dolls 1923

Johann Stadler wooden dolls 1809-1916 AT

Star Toy & Novelty composition & wooden dolls 1914-1921 US

Sterling Toys wooden dolls ca. 1900 US

Sun Enamel Works turned wood segmented dolls 1929 US

Prof. Conrad Sutter wooden dolls 1914

Swiss Linden wood dolls 1900s+ Brienz area, various craftsman


Ted Toy-lers wooden dolls & toys 1924-1928

Telli Company wood head & cloth body doll, dates, country unknown

TELLI wooden & cloth doll mark with standing girl symbol

Telma Mfg. British ceramic, composition, wood dolls 1917-1918 UK

The Toy Tinkers wooden dolls 1923+ US

Thomas R. Thompson Tots Toie wooden dolls 1919 US

Thorne Brothers wooden character dolls 16915-1918 UK

Tillicum Toy Mfg. Co. turned wood dolls 1926-1930 US

Twistum Toy factory wood segmented dolls 1921-1929 US


Von Uchatius Brettle of Brettlein wooden dolls 1900-1906 AT


Professor Wahn flat painted wooden dolls 1902-1907 Silesia

Weber Co of Phila., wood carved dolls 1860s or 1870s

Wilson Novelty Wilson's Walkies wooden dolls 1930s-1951 US


Fanny Zakucka-Harlfinger turned wood dolls 1903-1907 AT

Zeuch & Lausmann wood dolls 1888-1925

Gottlieb Zinner & Sohn dolls 1845-1926

  - bisque, papier mache, wax over composition, wood dolls, world leader making musical dolls & mechanical dolls

Georg Zollner cloth dolls, wood matryoshkas 1927-1930



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