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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