Thursday February 20, 2020

Bygone era doll's house at Bonhams

During the 19th century, doll's houses were designed for adults' amusement and were usually kept under lock and key.

26th February, 2012
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A doll's house.

While today the doll's house is thought of as a plaything for a child, during the 19th century, baby houses, as they were known, were designed for adults' amusement and were usually kept under lock and key. A sumptuous mahogany and parquetry example in the manner of Ralph Turnbull is expected to realise €14,000 to €22,000 when it is auctioned in London next week.

A Scottish emigré cabinetmaker, Turnbull established a business in Jamaica in...

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