Category Archives: dollhouses

Posted on 29 January, 2017

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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

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Posted on 15 October, 2016

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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.”

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: artisans, dollhouses


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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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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: cabinet, dollhouses, Regency


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Posted on 01 September, 2016

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Facade of the Nuremberg House on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum

 

Nuremberg House

The Nuremberg House was made in 1673 and is the oldest dollhouse on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It is small, measuring approximately 42” high, 36” wide and 18” deep, much smaller than most “puppenhausen” made in Nuremberg during that period.

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Posted by Susan Downing


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