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Ketterley Manor - a Tri-ang 81 and 82 together

The drawing room

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The drawing room
The tour of the extended house starts here! This room is influenced by several rooms in Lanhydrock, including the morning room, the drawing room, Lady Robartes' sitting room and the boudoir. Those of you who know me will not be surprised to hear that I shall be removing this over-scale wallpaper - as pretty as it is, I can't live with it, dwarfing my lovely character dolls! The original Lines Bros floor is underneath this Hobbies' parquet paper, but I don't know what condition it's in. Several other rooms have the original floor papers in very good condition, so I'm wondering if this one was covered because it had been damaged (?). The lovely fireplace can be seen in this shot - this is another feature of this house that the 81 doesn't have. The drawing-room upholstered suite is Tri-ang Queen Anne and is as old as the house, but the side table and coffee table are modern imported miniatures. There is a china cabinet made to commission by Masters Miniatures (Gary and Heidi Masters) at the back of the room but it is hidden by the dolls. It has still to be filled with decorative china! The four Pevensie children were bought from US eBay seller minnietiger5, but the maker is unknown. The seller wouldn't tell me when I asked! Professor Kirke's maker IS known - he was made to commission by UK doll artist Julie Campbell. Small "painting" of an 18th century lady, to right of fireplace: origin unknown, came with the house.
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12:50 PM on July 28, 2015 
Jan says...
those suites are very expensive now, wish I had bought one ages ago.

You're right there, Jan!
12:35 PM on July 28, 2015 
those suites are very expensive now, wish I had bought one ages ago.
7:43 AM on July 28, 2015 
8.22AM on July 28, 2015

Your plan sounds good Julie. If you find the original floor paper is TOO damaged you could always cover it again, but hopefully the furniture (?and rugs) will mitigate any problems.

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