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Dolls' house

Dolls' house

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Margaret Hodges

  • Museum number:

    MISC.24-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Homes Gallery, case 2

Compared with the well known and magnificent 18th century 'baby' or dolls' houses, this little house is very modest in every aspect. It is a miniature version of the type of house that was commonly found in both town and country in the 18th century. By the end of that century toy shops had appeared in most major cities. It is likely that this little house would have been bought in a shop.

Physical description

This house is in the style of a plain Georgian house of the 18th century in England and is made from deal and mahogany with mahogany mouldings. There are mouldings at attic level and also between the upper and lower storeys. The house has four rooms and a staircase and is on three levels;a ground floor with four windows, an upper floor with five windows, and an attic with two windows. There are two pillars on each side of the door but there is no pediment.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1750-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wood

Dimensions

Length: 58.4 cm, Height: 38.1 cm

Descriptive line

Small dolls' house probably commercially made in England between 1750 and 1800

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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