Anonymous Works' Blog is definitely one you should visit if you love folk art. He continually posts such interesting artifacts from history that you will want to be checking daily. I found his site when I was searching for "1840's dolls". I emailed and asked if I could feature this large 19th century carved wooden doll and he kindly shared images. Anonymous Works Website has a lot of wonderful carved folk art pieces as other unique treasures that are interesting to those of inspired by antiques.
21 inches high
Her Royal Treeness.
That's what I would name her if she were mine. She retains so much of her "tree-ness" in her finished state.
Who knows who made this doll?
A brother for his younger sister, perhaps.
A girl herself?