Category Archives: Rococo

Posted on 28 December, 2015

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Mulvany & Roger’s Royal Pavilion Dolls House

The Royal Pavilion at Brighton

The Doomsday Book 

In the year 1085, William the Conqueror wondered what many rulers through history had pondered. “How much is my realm worth?” The King ordered a survey be taken and whatever numbers were put in the ledger, that was final, just as if it were Judgement Day. Hence, the Doomsday Book.

I have had a problem finding photographs of the Royal Pavilion dolls house interiors. The photos and drawings in this post are of real rooms. However, with Mulvany and Rogers’ reputation for accuracy, I feel confident these photographs give a good representation of what the dollhouse may look like.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: Baroque, Chinoiserie, Regency, Rococo


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Posted on 27 December, 2015

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Mary MacDonald’s Dollhouse, found on A Lovely Being

History

This is a style inspired mainly by art and design from China and Japan. It is sometimes call “Regency Chinese” because of it’s identification with King George IV when he was Prince Regent during his father’s long decline into insanity.

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: Baroque, Chinoiserie, Regency, Rococo


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