A large 1880s Antique dollhouse from Maine, USA.
It is really big!
A plexiglass front with clips was added to keep everything dust-free.
Antique Handmade Victorian Dollhouse FURNISHED.
Truly A One-Of-A-Kind.
This doll house originated in the 1880s in Maine, acquired from an elderly lady who was a granddaughter of the original owner. Most of the furnishings are handmade - they range from late Victorian to the 1950s. In addition to what is in the house, there is more in the drawer."
Authenticity is the key word when referring to this dollhouse - from the miniature tintype pictures hand-loom carpets, ornate chandeliers to candleholders with wax candles -this Dollhouse is unbelievable.
There is enough furniture for 2 different groupings for each room. The extras are stored in the ample drawer.
Most pieces of furniture are made to represent the period of this wonderful dollhouse and include handmade wooden furniture as well as metal and some plastic. They are ornate and very intricate in design - couches are padded and upholstered with real material, wood table set with inlaid pieces.
Other accents include 3 chandeliers (2 candle/1 with globes).
(See close-up photographs):
One of the chandeliers
5 free-standing fireplaces (3 wooden 2 tin).
Wall sconces, tintype pictures, spinning loom.
Original pillows, and many metal accent pieces such as cups, saucers, candleholders, bowls etc.
Original bathroom includes wooden frame with porcelain bowl inset, toilet seat lifts. Second set of bathroom furniture is purple Tootsie Toy originals and include working vanity, toilet, tub, more.
Overall size of this great dollhouse is 50 3/4 inches from peak to floor and rests on wheels, 34 1/4 inches wide, 13 1/2 inches deep.
All floors are approx. 11 inches wide with 2 solid wooden staircases.
There is hardwood flooring on 1st and 2nd floors, wallpaper throughout, authentic and original woven rugs made to size, curtains on all the windows. Oh, the windows! These gorgeous creations are dome-style with real stained glass in dome and clear glass in rectangular window. Each floor has a different color stained glass.
Also included is a box of extra curtains that were used at one time, tablecloths, runners etc., most of which are very old.
It comes with a letter of authenticity from "Douglas Marshall Antiques Dealer, Brewer, Maine". This letter is dated 1988, and he valued this dollhouse at $3,100.00 - back in 1988, so you can imagine what it's worth today!
There is an envelope containing samples of all the wallpaper used in this great Dollhouse.
More details and photographs coming soon.
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