MINIATURE 1.5" GRöDNERTAL Wooden Peg Doll in Original Box w/ Genealogy
Wonderful miniature 1.5" Grödnertal penny wooden peg doll in her original box. Hand carved one-piece head and torso, with painted facial features, black painted hair with spit curls, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Handwritten on back of box: "Florence M. Brown, from her aunt Margaret S. McEowen".
This rare miniature doll has been passed down thru the Brown family thru 3 generations. She was first given to Margaret Stryker Brown, as a young girl around 1820. She was then passed along thru her younger brother, James Gaston Brown (1827–1905) to his daughter Helen Lucinda Brown (15 Apr 1852 - 18 Feb 1943), who then gave it to her son, Guy Eugene De Lagerberg. It was given to Glee in 1970.
**Doll comes with 3-page genealogy documenting the family.
Margaret Stryker Brown
Birth: 31 May 1810, Pluckemin, NJ
Father: Elias Brown (14 Jan 1782 - 5 Feb 1857)
Mother: Joanna McEowen (27 Sep 1783 - 7 Feb 1860)
Spouse: Alexander McEowen (28 Sep 1805 - 9 Oct 1870) b. Monmouth, NJ #7972988
Marriage: 26 Mar 1838 Somerset, NJ
Death: 7 May 1868, Millington, Somerset, NJ
Burial: Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Basking Ridge, Somerset, NJ
Memorial ID: 70841882
Doll: 1.5" x .6" x 0.25"
Box: 2.25" x 1.5" x 1"
Doll has wear appropriate to age and material. Slight loss of pigment to forehead. Wood construction of right hip is original to doll, there is no wood loss. Ornamental straw box has loss to straw marquetry.