“ Millie” A Little Bru Trunk Doll
Hand Made By Mary Benner
Photography By Allen Benner
Millie is 11” tall and has the following features:
1. Millie’s head was poured in fine white porcelain and skillfully painted by Mary Benner. She has a cork pate.
2. She has an 11 pc. jointed French composition body with replica Bru label.
3. Emily has orgeous light blue solid glass British paperweight eyes.
4. She comes with 3 mohai wigs by wigs, r
Millie comes with a wooden trunk with leather straps and replica Bru label.
Inside Millie’s trunk:
Millie comes with a treasure trove of many delightful things which include a wardrobe of 3 fully lined silk dresses, 3 bonnets, 3 purses, 2 pairs of shoes, 1 pair of brown leather boots, bunny slippers, a winter cape, a nightgown, 2 pairs of hand knit stockings and two sets of undergarments which include half slip, full slip, 2 pairs of pantaloons and a corset!
Along with Millie’s extensive wardrobe, Millie comes with special treasures which include: a porcelain tea set, 3 necklaces, 3 purses, 2 teddy bears, a small metal lantern and beaded hat pins for all her bonnets.
Millie’s Sunday Best Dress
Millie’s Sunday Best Dress is made of pink silk dupioni with an overlay of embroidered cotton lace and embellished with pale pink silk ribbons. Her dress is fully lined in silk. Her bonnet is made of the same silk fabric as the dress and decorated with silk ribbons & vintage pastel millinery flowers. A string of pink pearls, a tiny cone shape purse, a pair of ecru shoes and knitted socks accents her Sunday Best outfit.
Millie’s Red Silk Holiday Dress
Millie’s red silk holiday dress is made of silk dupioni and trimmed in black velvet with a antique black beaded “collar” with a black velvet belt with a gold buckle. A silk bonnet decorated with black ostrich feathers and a silk beaded purse compliment this ensemble. Black shoes (with tiny heels & leather rosettes on the toes), black hand knit stockings and a black beaded necklace coordinate with this special holiday dress.
Millie’s “Going Calling” Dress
Millie’s “Going Calling” dress is made of luxurious SILK TAFFETTA. This silk fabric has tiny “gingham” like checks in shades of brown and gold with tiny embroidery “dots” in the middle of each square. The dress is decorated with brown velvet and brown silk ribbon.
Millie’s Winter Cape
Millie’s winter cape, although a little hard to make out in the photo because of all the dark colors, is made of very dark brown silk velvet and fully lined in dark brown silk taffeta. This lovely cape is trimmed with black fringe. She has a matching brown velvet hat decorated with black fringe, brown silk ribbons and a genuine mink tail. A beaded hat pin anchors the bonnet to her head. A beaded purse and a pair of brown leather lace up boots compliments this ensemble.