Complete Model of House and Garden, The Queens Dolls House postcards (Raphael Tuck 4505-1)

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Complete Model of House and Garden, The Queens Dolls House postcards (Raphael Tuck 4505-1)

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Arch Two , Area 19
Antique and Vintage Dollhouse Miniatures (display)
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==This exhibit is scheduled to go on display during 2016, as part of the museum's 25th anniversary improvements==,

An "Oilette" postcard of "Complete Model of House and Garden", The Queen's Dolls' House (later to be known as Queen Mary's Dolls' House), produced by Raphael Tuck and Sons ("Tuck's Postcards") catalogue number 4505-1. These postcards started to be produced in 1924, when the dollhouse first went on public display.




This masterpiece of miniature realism, the Queen's Dolls' House, consists of 30 rooms, including bathrooms, boxrooms and nurseries, together with garage and garden, and is furnished and decorated in the most perfect taste. Over 1,600 leading artists, authors and craftsmen have lavished time and care upon its countless treasures. It is the complete expression in a nutshell of the art of our day, a gift to the Queen that will give boundless enjoyment to all who see it. The house, which is 8 feet in length and stands 5 feet high, is to the scale of an inch to a foot throughout. It has a sloping roof for which no less than 3,800 tiny old Delabose slates, quarried in North Cornwall, are utilised.

— Raphael Tuck & Sons, Postcard 4505-1, -

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