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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 26 March, 2017

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Laurent Seigle-Dias and his Chanel Dollhouse

The House of Chanel

Laurent Seigle-Dias turned a fascination with the high-fashion world of Paris into a career as an artist. He worked for many of the major fashion houses including Guerlain, Van Clef & Arpel and Chanel. His favorite designer seems to have been Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. So much so, he is recreating the 4 story Empire building at 31 Rue Cambon in 1:12 scale.

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Posted on 23 March, 2017

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Baroque dollhouse sitting room found on Elena Shalaeva Garden Fairies board

The Baroque Style

History

Henry VIII had married his third wife, Jane Seymour. The Ottoman Empire dominated the Mediterranean and most of Asia Minor. Copernicus defied Church doctrine by proclaiming that the earth and all other planets revolved around the sun. Most troublesome for the Vatican, Martin Luther continued to disturb the status quo, proclaiming that God spoke directly to Man, making the Church’s hierarchy unnecessary.

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Posted on 21 March, 2017

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Rick Maccione of Dollhouse Mansions

Queen Anne Mansions

Queen Anne mansions represent a type of highly ornamented English architectural style popular from the mid-Victorian era until the Edwardians took over around 1910. The style migrated to North America about the time western cities in Canada and the United States were expanding. It came to represent the ambitious aspirations of the wealthy in the western states and Canada. Smaller versions of the grand mansions filtered down to the middle class, making it the most popular residential style of the late 19th century.

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Posted on 16 March, 2017

 

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Late Victorian/Edwardian Dollhouse found on AnniesMinis

Late Victorian Furniture

A revolution was about to take place. Artists and designers revolted against the machine age that replaced an individual’s talent. In furniture, the Arts/Aesthetics and Arts & Crafts movements would round out the Victorian era. And a book would be the focal point.

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