Category Archives: cabinet

Posted on 07 December, 2016

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Tate Baby House, on exhibit at the V&A Museum, London

Traveling Dolls Houses

The Social Structure

In 17th century Britain, Peers of the Realm controlled vast areas of land. Controlled, that is if they kept up the agreed income to the Crown. Fall short, and a Marquess, Viscount or Baron risked losing all or a portion of his land. It was customary a Peer to tour his holdings as soon as roads dried in the early summer and continue “showing the flag” until the first frost.

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Categories: amazing miniatures, cabinet


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Posted on 19 September, 2016

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The Killer Cabinet, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Killer Cabinet – A True Story

This gorgeous cabinet dollhouse belonged John Egerton Killer, of Manchester. He wanted to amuse the many ladies in his family by providing them with a baby house. Cabinet dollhouses were popular in the 1830s, so he ordered a copy of a favorite cabinet in his office. Guess his profession. John Egerton Killer was a surgeon!

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Categories: cabinet, dollhouses, Regency


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Posted on 24 August, 2016

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Cabinet dollhouse made in 1892 by Alois Pauli

Albrecht’s Dollhouse Workshop

In the town of Elsterberg, Germany, not far from the Czech border, is a shop specializing in “beautiful things from the past and the old things newly manufactured.” Besides making sales, the goal of Petra and Albrecht, the owners of Albrecht’s Dollhouse Workshop, is to preserve the tradition of individually created toys and dollhouse miniatures.

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Categories: cabinet, room box


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Posted on 15 May, 2016

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The Killer Cabinet, part of the Small Stories exhibit at the National Building Museum

Killer Cabinet Comes To Washington

The Killer Cabinet and eleven other famous dollhouses from the Victoria & Albert Childhood Museum dollhouse collection are on a world-tour. The “Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhousewill be on exhibit at the National Building Museum from May 21, 2016 to January 22, 2017. The exhibit features twelve houses containing approximately one thousand, nine hundred pieces of furniture, dolls and decorative items. It will include country mansions, suburban villas and high-rise apartments. One of the earliest examples is the 1760 Tate Baby House. The most recent, a 2001 Kaleidoscope post-modern family doll’s home.

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