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Doubts and suspicions. Story 32

It was really a miracle that it had remained unpainted by Vanessa or Duncan. Nearly everything else in the house was - screens, fireplaces, beds, tables, chairs.....

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It was really a miracle that it had remained unpainted by Vanessa or Duncan. Nearly everything else in the house was - screens, fireplaces, beds, tables, chairs.....
It would probably be safer in new hands elsewhere.
Posted by Rosemary on November 6, 2014 Full Size| Slideshow

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9 Comments

Comfort
11:54 AM on November 9, 2014 
i Love the details of your little houses!
Jane
6:54 AM on November 8, 2014 
Surely a Vanessa or Duncan enthusiast would outbid a Triang collector at an auction, Rebecca, especially since it would be easier for the Triang collector to find an original house (and they would probably prefer it) than it would for a Charleston enthusiast to find another piece painted by those two... Hmm, wonder if Picasso overpainted any dolls houses... or Lowrie.... or Stanley Spencer or even Lucien Freud... I definitely wouldn't be getting out the paint stripper or the scraper...
Rebecca Green
3:26 AM on November 7, 2014 
This is very true, and a very good reason for selling it. Just imagine, if there really was a Lines Clock House painted over by Vanessa or Duncan - what on earth would a collector do? I'd probably keep it with the overpainting, as it would be unique - but I imagine for Lines purists, it would be difficult .....
Rosemary
2:53 AM on November 7, 2014 
I am going to make more, Jane, but not this model. Riverside Cottage aka."Charleston" is the next attempt. The problem with many of the Lines/Triang designs is those balustrades - plain toothpicks wouldn't be the same - but I believe slightly fancy ones are made but I would have to track them down.
Jan
7:58 PM on November 6, 2014 
A lovely little house.
Jane
6:57 PM on November 6, 2014 
And the inside is magnificent too! Are you really not making any more?
Rosemary
1:07 PM on November 6, 2014 
The amount of naughty words which came out when I was making this made the dogs go down to the bottom of the garden for safety. Once everything has stuck and hardened - that's the good time! It is remarkably strong - the chimney pots are really the only vulnerable bits - just like the real houses!
Wendy Stephen
1:02 PM on November 6, 2014 
The inside of the house and door are fantastic!
Zoe H
12:27 PM on November 6, 2014 
Sold to the lady in blue felt!

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