Category Archives: dollhouses

Posted on 29 January, 2017


Frans Bosdyk and the Dollhouse, on exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

The Bosdyk Dollhouse

It took 15,000 hours and many thousands of dollars for materials spent on the work. Frans Bosdyk made most of the furniture, which he researched in ‘Antique Furniture in Australia’ by Anthony Hill, and developed special lathes to turn the tiny wooden parts. He also fashioned his own tiny hand tools from 75-100mm concrete nails to make it easier for him to handle the small pieces. He used silky oak, cedar, myrtle and


Posted by Patrick Owens

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Posted on 04 December, 2016


The Hartnell’sKensington House has a side portico above a wine cellar. Found on the Daily Mail

The Hartnell’s Kensington House

Tim and Angela Hartnell, owners of Anglia Dolls House in Norfolk, modeled the Kensington House on an 1815 Regency property. Their attention to detail is paramount. To protect the 1:12 scale visitors from being exposed to the scurrying and clatter of the miniature staff bringing food to their table, each elegant reception rooms is entered from a servants’ corridor.


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: dollhouses, Regency

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Posted on 15 October, 2016


Robert Heard and his dolls houses

Robert Heard Artisan

Following is the text from The Creative Process page of Robert Heard’s website. Click on either Bough House photograph for more great pictures of Bough Houses.

“Once I start creating, I do not know where the structure will end.”


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: artisans, dollhouses

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Posted on 26 September, 2016


The Large Dollhouse Greek Revival dollhouse facade, found on the Jack English Flickr photostream

The Large Dollhouse

The Large Dollhouse is a replica of the 1847 Greek Revival home owned by New Jersey State Senator George H. Large. It is located at 117 Main Street in Flemington, N.J. His granddaughter, Josephine Large Talbott, commissioned the dollhouse and had additions made by Goliath Miniatures.


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: dollhouses, Greek Revival

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