DARTINGTON DOLLS HOSPITAL: for the care, restorations and repair of all antique, vintage and modern dolls.
Before and After
I restring ball-jointed bodies, 5 piece baby bodies, composition, open and closed crown dolls. Any doll that has a body of several parts will ask to be restrung after a few decades of play. Its precious head may be coming loose and its limbs dangling. A re-string with new elastic[…]
I reset both ‘still’ and ‘sleep eyes’, making sure that the eyes are properly positioned and the correct restoration techniques and materials are used.
Broken Fingers and Toes It is rare to find a doll that has been well played with that will not have at least one missing digit. I rebuild and match these to the rest of the body. Broken and Frayed sockets Just like us, a dolls joints wear over[…]
German Dolls or your French dolls such as will have bisque or china heads. Where boken or cracked they can be invisibly repaired and repainted. Composition heads are badly effected by changes in humidity and temperature.