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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 31 August, 2016

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Thorne Room – Georgia Double Parlor, found at the Chicago Art Institute

Victorian Dollhouse Furniture

This article by Stephanie Watson on mahogany, Maple and painted Victorian furniture is informative and concise. I hope you find it useful.

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Victorian Dollhouse Furniture – Using Mahogany and Maple As Material

By Stephanie Watson

Wood of all types and kinds can be found in a Victorian dollhouse furniture set. This article discusses 3 of the main styles that you would find: Mahogany, Maple, and Unfinished. These materials will create a great connection with your dollhouse and add to the Victorian style.

Mahogany

When looking at wood material for dollhouse furniture mahogany is a great pick for its strength and scratch resistant nature. Mahoganies natural color emanates a beautiful antique look that will add greatly to your dollhouse eye appeal. Because of the beauty of the pieces and the quality of the craftsmanship these mahogany pieces draw the eye and really add to the imagination in playing with the dollhouse. Most antique mahogany pieces were made in the 1700’s, and these dollhouse furniture replicas would fit great in any Victorian dollhouse kit.

Maple

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Maple chairs in a Thorne Room at Kupjack Studios

Maple is a lighter wood that often comes with a whiter hue, but can range even into a light brown. Maple is an extremely dense wood that is used on many indoor courts including professional basketball quarts. As far as dollhouse furniture, maple pieces are able to take the daily strains of playing and continue to look good. Maple is also very versatile and could be placed in any style of dollhouses.

Unfinished Furniture

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Victorian Vanity – Margie’s Petite Palette (product not available)

If you found building your own dollhouse to be a fulfilling and liberating experience, consider purchasing furniture kits or unfinished furniture. Unfinished furniture includes pre-assembled items that you can decorate however you choose. Unfinished furniture items are already assembled, but you can design them to look any way you want.

Victorian Dollhouse Furniture

Victorian furniture for dollhouses is unique, classic, and the popular choice for most dollhouse enthusiasts. This style characterizes the Victorian era which was known for beautiful curving patterns, and highly detailed craftsmanship especially found in the furniture legs. A dollhouse filled with Victorian dollhouse furniture will be the envy of any hobbits and truly worth displaying on your own living room.

Dollhouse City offers dollhouse furniture, kits accessories, and helpful hints in setting up your dollhouse furniture.

Article Source: eZine

Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: furniture, room boxes


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