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Kims unknown house

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Kims unknown house
Could anyone identify this for me please? Quite large, very old, wooden. I wondered if it might be a C E Turnbull?
Posted on December 3, 2018 Full Size| Slideshow

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6 Comments

Rosemary
11:55 AM on January 17, 2019 
I am so glad that the Filing Cabinet is in good hands and has a happy future. It will look gorgeous when restored and I am quite envious although I usually shun houses with just two rooms. It has such a pretty face!
Val Hill
6:02 AM on December 20, 2018 
Well done. Maybe it had just one room up and one down, if it had two rooms upstairs the wall would have been across the window, although this is not impossible, my 'new' box back has three windows upstairs and is divided into two rooms. The no. 20 which has a central door, has two rooms downstairs of unequal size, so the door opens into a kitchen and the kitchen has the staircase in it.
Kim W
5:33 PM on December 16, 2018 
Eureka!! I have found my house. There is a Gamages catalogue from 1902 in the Brighton Toy Museum which shows this house. I now suspect it may have been made by G & J Lines for Gamages. I will try and put another photo on.
Kim W
4:59 AM on December 14, 2018 
Val Hill says...
Having looked up Turnbull I can see why you are wondering, the shape of the windows above the bay are more like his houses than Lines. However, on the ones I saw on the net, the shape of the opening door followed the shape of the bay, and none had the columns by the front door. Without paper and fireplaces it's probably impossible to prove, but I would put my bet on Lines.

Thank you for your input Val. Yes it is the one that someone used as a filing cabinet.....poor thing. I am trying to find out as much as I canas I would like to return it as much as possible to how it would have looked originally. I have a feeling that it is about 1906, can't remember if the seller told me that. It is the shape of the balcony that confused me as I thought the Lines ones are usually curved? Any suggestions at all such as style of wallpaper and fireplaces would be gratefully received.
Val Hill
3:27 AM on December 12, 2018 
Having looked up Turnbull I can see why you are wondering, the shape of the windows above the bay are more like his houses than Lines. However, on the ones I saw on the net, the shape of the opening door followed the shape of the bay, and none had the columns by the front door. Without paper and fireplaces it's probably impossible to prove, but I would put my bet on Lines.
Val Hill
3:48 AM on December 10, 2018 
I don't know anything aboutTurnbull houses, but if you compare the house base to G J Lines in the database, its identical to ones like the no. 10. Also the front door is identical, down to the jewel in the door to my G J Lines boxback, compare it to photo 26 in the date base of another box back and you will see what I mean. The roofline looks identical to G J Lines too. this house has been redecorated and altered several times (it's the one that was made into a filing cabinet isn't it ) it's quite possible that someone has 'personalised' it in the past

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