Spectacular English Dolls' House - Circa 1900
A Spectacular English Dolls' House - Circa 1900
People who know me, know I love big dolls' houses! I also love details like fireplaces, elaborate staircases, built in cupboards, interior paneled doors, windows that really work by going up and down, great architectural features-like bay windows, balconies and great front entrances! Well, this house has it all, including its history! It stands 66" tall and is 55" wide and 22" deep. I think my favorite thing in the house is the staircase that goes from the front entrance up to the fourth floor! The hallways are wonderful in that each floor has a landing and like a real house, it has newel posts on each landing and all the balusters are turned and are all intact!
As you come through the entrance, you see stain glass transoms around the doorway with a staircase. If you go to the left through a paneled door, you come into the dining room with ceilings of 17". Across from you is a large Silber-Fleming fireplace (which all the rooms have, except the kitchen which has an Evans- Cartwright stove built in), there are large bay windows and plenty of room for furniture. The present furniture is French with seats in green leather to match the wallpaper. If you take a right in the hall, a door opens to the library!
As we go upstairs to the second floor, we can enter the grand parlor all papered in a stripped soft mauve with ebony Boulle furnishings with upholstery matching and a grand fireplace with bay windows. In the hallway, is a where you will see an Austrian bronze parrot perched on a stand looking out the window! The room on the other side of the hall is the bedroom all done in blue stripped paper with the large fireplace and bay windows. (The rooms are nice and big to furnish)
Now we go up the stairs to the third floor and here we have a kitchen with an open cupboard filled with treen dishes, plates of food scattered everywhere and a big built in Evans and Cartwright stove! The kitchen is packed with rare and wonderful pieces! As we go out into the hall again, we see a large linen closet built right into the wall and so conveniently next to the bathroom which has a built in old tub and toilet. A separate basin appears near the window! As we go down the hall we enter the pink paneled door that takes us into the nursery. The pink flowered wallpaper on the walls only highlights the corner tin fireplace! What a splendid design!
Now we go up the stairs to another hall with built in cupboards with a dormer window above. To the left is the billiard room with a splendid antique pool table with all the necessary equipment and would you believe there is a lampshade on the ceiling that looks just like it should be in a billiard room. A dormer window is on the back wall. Across the hall is the child's play room. Every conceivable toy is here with a canopy bed for a child!
What a house! Although it stands in the center of my doll room and must be entered from the back, it still has the charm of a real dollhouse played with by children. It is being sold unfurnished and more photos are available.
Measurements: 66"h. x 55"w.x 22"d.
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