DOLLS HOSPITAL: RESTORING DOLLS FOR THE FUTURE
WE ARE PLEASED TO FINALLY ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE IN NEW REPAIRS.
Thank you for your patience if you have tried to book your doll for repair before. We shall try to prioritize you if you let us know when contacting us. Antique Doll Repair, with doll restoration expert Frances May, focuses on dolls made of china, bisque, composition, hard plastic and vinyl for both antique and vintage dolls.Dolls have their own history in the lives of their owners, reminding them of the things they loved and cared for in the past. You can trust that we will respect and protect them when in our care. Antique Doll repair offers services from cleaning, restringing and setting eyes to rebuilding and restoring whole bodies. Ask us about clothing for your dolls as well.
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.