Dolls' Houses Past & Present

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

Rare Antique Miniatures                  by Sue (South Coast)

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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.

 

 

 

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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  

 
 
  

Picture below: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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]

 

 

 

 

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

 

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