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Object ID # 1957.020.001
Object Name Carriage, Doll
Title Doll Carriage
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Wicker and metal doll carriage. This wicker doll carriage (perambulator) is brown in colour.
There is a turned wooden handle between wooden posts, which curve out and up from underneath, where they form part of the undercarriage. The box is an open-weave wicker one, around six framing posts. The posts at the rear are straight, with cannonball finials, while those in the center are shorter. The ones in front have an ogee curve and cannonball finials.
Wooden bottom. Four supporting iron brackets fasten to the wooden undercarriage. There are wire-spoked wheels, with iron rims. They are black-finished. No upholstery or padding in this doll carriage, just a small piece of carpet-like fabric.
Provenance Unknown. It may have been used in the Walters Falls area of Grey County. It was last owned by a Mrs. R. H. Olmstead, who was living at Burford, Ontario, in 1957. Mrs. D. Carmichael, President of the W. I. Centre Grey District assisted in it being donated to the museum collection.
Collection Toys & Games, 19th-c Collection
Material Wicker/Metal/Wood/Carpet/Paint/Stain
Dimensions H-21.063 W-9.37 L-21.85 inches
Found Burford, Ontario
People Olmstead, R. H.
Function A miniature representation of a baby carriage, which would allow a little girl a way to push around her doll as if it was her baby.