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Gallery of Bears

The teddy bears featured in the Gallery of Bears are composed from an intense passion to create characters from chaotic collections of exquisite fabrics and vintage accessories

Click on the arrows to scroll through the images; click on the image to view larger. Contact Lori to purchase.. Click on the arrows to scroll through the images; click on the image to view larger. Contact Lori to purchase.

Victorian Young Lady/She-Bear

38" tall (40" with hat) mink fur bear.  Body under clothing is wool coating.  Victorian suit is fashioned from an 1880 Christening cloak and Christening gown.  The silk, linen and cotton antique fabrics have a naturally aged patina (as they are 143 years old!!).  The cloak and gown were fashioned into a suit for this young lady/she-bear with the goal in mind to make it NOT look like a converted Christening cloak/gown, but rather a suit designed for a young lady of the Victorian era. She wears a blouse and bloomers that were made from the Christening gown.  The Christening cloak was made into a fitted duster and a tailored skirt with an ample back pleat.  All the original lace was incorporated into the design of the suit.  The Christening cap turned into a pillbox hat with the addition of a rose made of scraps from the gown, puts the "proper" into this youthful bear.  


This creation is not just a one-of-a-kind, it is a once in a lifetime creation for me.  I am proud of the design and how the results are authentic; fashion-wise both age appropriate and era appropriate. Not to mention her beautiful expression!


Included are all the accessories seen in the photos: the box with the provenance, the Elizabethan collar (or cap?  I am not sure how it was worn).

Finally, her antique lace-up boots are sturdy and help her stand up solid...a truly wonderful bear.


(includes shipping to the lower 48 states.  email for a quote for foreign rates)

Plush Grizzly Bear
  •  21" faux fur bear

  • suede paw pads and inner ears 

  • suede and felt behind German glass eyes 

  • embroidered features 

  • fully jointed 

  • poly/pellet filled

Mink Fur Panda
  • 12" panda dark brown and light greige 

  • suede paw pads and inner ears

  • embroidered features

  • suede and felt behind German glass eyes 

  • fully jointed with a loc line neck 

  • poly filled and glass pellet weighted 

  • fringe collar and clay pendant

Curly Jester and Scepter
  • 21" curly lamb fur (white) and faux curly lamb fur (black) panda and scepter

  • velvet paw pads and inner ears

  • eye patches, suede and felt behind shoe button eyes

  • embroidered, waxed and air-brushed features

  • cotton and velvet jester collar and hat with bells and baubles

  • fully jointed

  • matching scepter


Bears in the Woods
  • 19" x 19" pillow cover

  • cotton print depicting mother bear and her two cubs

  • backing is striped canvas by Ralph Lauren

  • plaid piping on the perimeter

  • invisible zipper makes removing and washing easy

  • insert not included


(includes shipping)

Bear Cub and Tapestry
  • 17" x 17" pillow cover

  • tapestry fabric above and below bear on front

  • tapestry and green striped canvas by Ralph Lauren on the back

  • envelope closure

  • insert not included


(includes shipping)

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