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The Smith Family Baby House: A painted pine doll's house in the form of a Regency townhouse, late 19th century
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The Smith Family Baby House: A painted pine doll's house in the form of a Regency townhouse, late 19th century
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Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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The Smith Family Baby House: A painted pine doll's house in the form of a Regency townhouse, late 19th century
painted and glazed, with two hinged doors to the front opening to reveal four papered interior rooms replete with furniture and fittings from the late 19th century onwards in a variety of mediums including wood, ceramic, pressed metal, glass and textile with two dolls, redecoration (qty)
74cm. high, 90cm. wide, 43cm. deep; 2ft. 5¼in., 2ft. 11½in., 1ft. 5in.
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Provenance

Probably Nancy Oswald Smith (1895-1962)

Literature

Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, probably 'Store Room / 3ft. 0-in. Dolls' House and furniture'
 

Catalogue Note

For comparison see Vivien Green, English Dolls' Houses of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century, London, 1979, p.204-206. Green illustrates The Henderson Doll's House a 19th century doll's house which shares similar features to the present lot. It too has a similarly painted brick arrangement to the upper section and a balcony on the piano nobile whilst taking the form of a townhouse.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London