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1700-1750 Queen Anne Wooden doll head


1700-1750 Queen Anne Wooden doll head

Wood is a fairly easy material to carve or whittle to form a crude doll in the form of a human likeness. 


Wood is very durable, easily manipulated and is still in use today for making wooden dolls or figures and toys of many kinds for children, in many countries around the world, either commercially, by artists or even a home worker.


Below are lists of early wood doll types and known wood doll makers from around the world.


Antique Wood or Wooden Types of Dolls


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


1600-present Kokeshi, folk art, painted, limbless all wood dolls made for children in Japan


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


1800's-present Knitting Nancy, Nodder, Spindle, Spool, Stump all wood dolls


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


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


1919+ Wood Segmented dolls, various countries and doll makers


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


1960s+ vintage all wooden Banks with a slit in head, back or both

Antique to Vintage Wooden Doll Makers


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

Ferdinand Andri wooden peasant dolls 1871-1956 Austria

Artel Company wooden dolls with painted clothes 1900s Prague



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. wood segmented dolls 1926-1930 NYC

Gary Birch carved wooden artist doll figures ca. 1987-1990s Cincinnati, Ohio, USA doll mark Birch # date


Cameo wood segmented dolls 1922-1970s USA

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


Decor-Spielzeug, Decor Toy Company wooden dolls 1957+ GER

Door of Hope dolls 1901-1949 Shanghai and Canton, China

 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 Company wood dolls 1915-1920+ Pennsylvania, PA

Exeloid doll mark XLCO Made in USA

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

Fehrle two dimensional wood dolls mark

Fleischmann & Cramer wood dolls 1881-1925+


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

Kaspar Huggler & Sons wood caved dolls 1900-present

    - in Brienz, Switzerland (off site official link)


Insam & Prinoth dolls 1820+ Tirol & Germany

  - wooden dolls, peg wooden dolls verlegers 1820+ Tirol

Ives, Blakeslee & Williams Co, Bridgeport, CT  1868-1932

  - Ives Mfg. Co. - Edward R. Ives, wood dancing black dolls on music boxes ca. 1880s


Jointed Doll Co. 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 made dolls in many materials 1830-1898

Labrador - wooden dolls hand made in N. American Arctic
Larkin Co 1875-1930 US made wood and other kinds of dolls
Erben G. Lange wooden dolls 1853+

Richard Metzler 1884-1928 musical, papier mache, 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 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


Frank W. Peterson painted wood dolls 1907-1939 US

Petri-Lewis Co wood character dolls 1923-1929 US

L. Pfeuffer wooden dolls 1909-1908 Nurnberg, Bavaria

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


E. Randall Grödner Tal wood dolls 1904-1958 UK

C. G. Richter wooden dolls 1816-1914 Saxony

Adam Rockendorfer wooden dolls 1809-1914 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

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

Rudolf Schneider doll mark Bebe tout bois


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

Schoenhut & Co basswood dolls 1872-1935 Philadelphia, PA 

   - all wood Pinn family clothespin dolls 

Prof. Victor Schufinsky turned wood dolls 1909-1910 AT

Silber & Fleming woolyhead wood dolls, wood dolls 1872-1882

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

Johann Stadler wooden dolls 1809-1916 AT

Star Toy & Novelty composition & wooden dolls 1914-21 US

Swiss Linden wood dolls 1900s+ Brienz area


Ted Toy-lers wooden dolls & toys 1924-1928

Telli Company wood head & cloth body doll, unknown

TELLI wooden & cloth doll mark with standing girl symbol

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

Thomas R. Thompson Tots Toie wooden dolls 1919 US

Thomas R. Thompson doll mark Tots Toie


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

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


Zeuch & Lausmann wood dolls 1888-1925

Gottlieb Zinner & Sohn dolls 1845-1926

  - world leader making musical & mechanical dolls

Georg Zollner cloth dolls, wood matryoshkas 1927-1930

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