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Period and period-style dollhouses.

 

NOTE: See also the files: Dollhouses-art, dolls-msg, Toys-in-th-MA-art, toys-msg, beds-msg, candlesticks-msg, furniture-msg, decor-sources-msg.

 

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From: "Christine Leston" <cleston at direct.ca>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 10:39:37 -0800

 

I don't know of any period dollhouse kits, but I have an excellent book

called "Making Tudor Dolls' Houses" by Derek Rowbottom, published by the

Guild of Master Craftsman Publications (166 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex,

BN7 1XU, England). It includes designs for a 2-room period cottage, a 4-room

Tudor house, and a period shop.

 

    Brigid of Astbury.

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owly at hem.utfors.se wrote:

>I was just wondering if any one knows where you can get a  kit for a

>Elizabethan or earlier dollshouse. has anyone done what I'm thinking

>of made a period dollshouse of some sort with the right dolls and

>funiture?

>

>Anna de Byxe

 

 

From: "Mandy" <martin.mandy at ns.sympatico.ca>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 13:00:18 GMT

 

  There is some furniture of Elizabethan style to be found in "The Dolls

House Emporium" England, as well as a Tudor cottage but I don't think of

these are truely period. I believe dolls houses of the time were more along

the lines of minature rooms kept in drawers (maybe cabinets as well, but not

sure) or boxes. I have yet to learn of actual dolls being used also the

purpose may of been that of a miniature of ones actual stuff. Some of the

earliest dolls I have seen to be used with dolls houses were of the early

1700s and had wax heads though others have been found of painted wood as

well.

 

Why not have a go at making your own furniture for your would be minature

room of your would be home, or if you have the money, find a person who

makes furniture (there are a few here in Nova Scotia who hand craft) in your

area and design some peices for them to make.

 

If you are curious about The Dolls House Emporium, they have a site :-

www.dollshouse.com they also ship out free catalogues which I must say, are

very lovely to look at.

 

Griet

 

 

From: chimericalgirl at home.com (StrangeGirl)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 18:52:58 GMT

 

owly at hem.utfors.se shouted over the general babble in a vain attempt

to be heard:

>I was just wondering if any one knows where you can get a  kit for a

>Elizabethan or earlier dollshouse. has anyone done what I'm thinking

>of made a period dollshouse of some sort with the right dolls and

>funiture?

 

Well, it depends on whether you mean a reproduction of a period dolls'

house or a dolls' house made to look like an Elizabethan (or earlier)

house or castle. One is very differnt from the other :)

 

This is one of my manymany hobbies, in case you haven't guessed.

 

I honestly don't know if miniatures were being collected into diorama

settings as early as the Elizabethan era. Most of my books on dolls

houses seem to go back as far as the 17th century Dutch and French

'Cabinet houses', which were essentially lovely pieces of furniture

made over on the inside into tiny mansions, though some were built

with a more architectural exterior. All of these cabinet houses seem

to have open fronts with railings or cabinet-style doors, rahter than

miniature building facades. Doll's houses that looked like houses

began to be more commonplace in the 18th century, but were still

essentially constructed as though they were cabinet houses.

 

Enough Out-Of-Our-Period dolls' house history :)

 

If what you want to create is a miniature, accurate Elizabethan (or

earlier) house, I can reccommend some books. Let me know :)

 

Margery la A.

 

 

From: "Mandy" <martin.mandy at ns.sympatico.ca>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 19:56:34 GMT

 

> 'Cabinet houses', which were essentially lovely pieces of furniture

 

Ahh, thank you, the word I was trying to come up with :o)

 

Anyhow....... I have, in a kids doll hous book of all places, the claim

that the first dolls' house was made in 1558 (in period) for Albert V, duke

of Bavaria, Germany. This was a miniature of his own house and was rederred

to as his "Baby House"

 

So 'Commonly' French had "doll's rooms", British had "baby houses" as well

as the Germans and Dutch were know for thier "cabinet houses". And though

they can be traced back to the late 1500's it wasn't untill the 1600's...or

more so the 1700's they had some popularity.

 

If I ever find more info on the 1558 dolls' house I'll add more :o)

 

Griet

((~~who still likes to play toys and such~~)

 

 

From: "Mandy" <martin.mandy at ns.sympatico.ca>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 20:06:24 GMT

 

Ok, I love this topic :o)

 

here is something I clipped of the net

 

*clip starts here*

 

Dolls' Houses 4.50

Halina Pasierbska 0 7478 0501 6 40 pp, about 80 colour and 20 b/w

illustrations.

 

New edition due June 2001

 

The earliest known dolls' or baby house was made in Bavaria in the mid

sixteenth century. This book outlines the history of these intriguing little

buildings with illustrations of some fine examples, many of which can be

seen today.

Halina Pasierbska has worked for the Victoria and Albert Museum since 1969,

spending thirteen years at the National Art Library before in 1982 she

transferred to the National Museum of Childhood at Bethnal green.

 

*end clip*

 

Griet

 

 

From: "Mandy" <martin.mandy at ns.sympatico.ca>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 20:24:04 GMT

 

And this as well.....

 

*clip*

Displays of miniatures apparently originated in Germany in the 16th century.

The most famous of those early displays were the Nuremberg Kitchens, tiny

duplicates of people-sized kitchens frequently given to little girls as

"educational toys" of their time.

 

>> http://www.cir-kitconcepts.com/MinHistory.html

 

*end clip*

 

There is also brief mention of the Bavarian dolls house in the florilegium

http://www.florilegium.org/files/CHILDREN/Toys-in-th-MA-art.html

 

Griet

 

 

From: chimericalgirl at home.com (StrangeGirl)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Dollhouse?

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 21:00:09 GMT

 

"Mandy" <martin.mandy at ns.sympatico.ca> shouted over the general babble

in a vain attempt to be heard:

>Ok, I love this topic :o)

 

<snipped lots of neat info>

 

Thanks for this and all the other bits. Fascinating! If you do find

more info on the early royal dollhouse, I'm dying know about it :)

 

Also, the publisher of an excellent line of dolls house hobbyist's DIY

books can be found here (I own several of the books shown on the

site):

 

<this will wrap, so cut and paste>

http://www.davidandcharles.co.uk/dandc/results.asp?TAG=&;CID=dandc&CAUTHOR=&CAUTHOR_O=CONTAINS+ALL&ctitle=&CTITLE_O=CONTAINS+ALL&keyword=dolls+house&KEYWORD_O=CONTAINS+ALL&FORM_OB=%24RANK&FILTER_format_code=&FORM_C=AND

 

Or go to

http://www.davidandcharles.co.uk/dandc/search.asp?TAG=&;CID=dandc

 

and search for "dolls house"

 

Two or three of the books have instructions for making scale model

homes or interiors in our period.

 

Margery la A

 

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