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A Dolls' House from Hamley's Toy Store in England.

This early dolls' house has the emblem found on the top of the house that says "Hamley's". This shop was made possible by a man named William Hamley in 1760 in High Holborn, England. He called his shop "Noah's Ark". As it became so popular with adults and children from all over the world, he moved his shop to a building that had 5 floors to display his toys at 188-196 Regent Street in London. It was the finest toy shop in the world.

To date my dolls' house that I recently purchased, it has the High Holborn insignia on the house. So we know it was sold there so it has to be before 1881. My feeling is the house dates somewhere around 1840. I will continue to study and research this information.

Measurements: 27-1/2"h. x 14"w. x 9"d.
Circa: Early -1840
Price: $1,500

 

 


The Christian Hacker Dolls' House

The house is painted a light tan color which is all original. There is quoining on the front corners that is lined . A triangular pediment appears on the front of the house, on the edge of the roof. There are also two chimneys on the green roof. The house opens from the front and has 5 rooms. The kitchen has the original stove and shelf unit on one wall.

There is a hallway with a staircase , a large room on the left and on the second floor another large room (a problem with wallpaper on the left side up near the ceiling) with an adjacent room. There are interconnecting doors to each room. The house has all its original wallpapers and floor papers. (I removed the rugs to find all the original floor papers in perfect condition!). There are borders on all the wallpapers. Curtains with tie back ribbons are still intact from a previous owner.

Measurements: 27"h. x 27-1/2"w. x 14"d.
Circa: 1900
Price: SOLD!

 

 


 

STATEN ISLAND HOUSE

 

A booklet has been written about this exceptional dolls' house that was sold at Sotheby's auction house in NYC. Several pictures of the interior are shown and described.

 

The booklet measures- $11"h. x 8-3/4"w. –Price: $12.95 + shipping is $2.00.

Please write me to order at- antiquedh@comcast.net

 

 


The Glass House

As a recent buyer of this house, I'm not familiar with its history or its actual age. The last time I saw this house, it was displayed at Lucy's Dolls' House Shop in Camden, Maine, when I visited a number of years ago. Each time I approach this house in my living room to get a better view, I discover additional openings or details I hadn't noticed before. All of the ornamentation is carved wood, painted gold. The carving work is so amazing I have photographed each of these fine pieces that you see painted gold. Incidentally, since the back of the house is made exactly like the front façade of the house, one enters through the front door (first floor) or you'd enter through the same door in the back. The side panels of windows pull out to enter the second floor on both the right side and left side.

 

Beveled glass windows are found throughout the house. There are long narrow ones, some have wooden frames over the windows that look like they are paneled. There are even some square windows!

The roof is framed in dark wood that matches the rest of the house. Glass slanted panels are set in –one long one in the front and back. The sides have smaller panels of slanted glass. The very top of the house has a flat board to support the grand statue of a woman holding a pelican! The last photo shows her foot resting on a ball. The carving is just the finest carving I have ever seen with the detail of her hair and facial features!

 

Please feel free to contact me for any other questions about this outstanding house. antiquedh@comcast.net

 

Measurements: 27- ½"h.; add 10" for the carved lady on top of the roof x 33" width x 17" depth.

Circa: Not known

Price: $6500

                                                                                                                                               

    

 


The Spanish Dolls' House  - Circa 1880

There are three floors with 8 rooms. They include the first floor- sewing room, dining room, and kitchen. The second floor has a large banquet room for the soldiers and a parlor. The third floor has a bedroom, sitting room and a chapel. The house measures: 47" tall for the three floors; the base adds 16"; the railing at the top is 4-1/2" and the cupola on top of the roof is removable and that is 20" tall. The house is 50" wide. Price: $10,000

           


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