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Dolls' Houses
Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern.
Plus furniture and accessories.

Issue 3 (November 2009)

Rare Antique Miniatures

by Sue (South Coast)

Above: A chair made from a wishbone+ man made from a part of a ? tree or similar , 2 hats . all have an almost seed like surface - hand painted face -19c + chair and table made from a conker and pin legs covered with cotton.

Above: 4 chairs made from bird quills [there is also a matching chaise somewhere hidden away] - note with them states they were made by Lady Fitzwilliam and found at Melton etc.

Above: 3 Rugs

The black rug is long and moleskin (?). I think it was a travellers sample for the fur wraps edwardian ladies wore around their necks - it has small legs and claws.

The second is a tiger skin rug, heavy and made from lead.

The third is a pseudo bear skin.

Above: Close up picture of tiger skin rug heavy and made from lead

Above: An antique box and inside a dolls house doll , original note in lid " To a dear little girl who must be so sadly missing her mother"[maybe she died]

Above: An antique slipper , distressed silk and early 1800s containing a dolls house doll + many "grodnertal "miniature wooden dolls - old mother hubbard