Joined Aug 24 2009
I'm a university lecturer in London and live in Oxford. I'm in the process of restoring a Handicraft fretwork house c.1919 with original floor and wallpapers under a 1960s revamp and a few weeks ago acquired at a bargain price a 4 room Silber and Fleming type box back complete with contents and dolls. The interior of the front has remnants of old newspaper (The Northern Echo) where the original glass fitted and I found a date of December 1883 on one of the scraps, so I'm assuming the house dates from around then, as it also fits with the style of some of the furniture and dolls. It needs a lot of restoration, which I'm undertaking very gingerly, so am delighted to have discovered this forum, as I will need plenty of advice.