Ardmore Hall - The Teddy Bear Museum's Victorian Dolls' House
Lot 52
Ardmore Hall - The Teddy Bear Museum's Victorian Dolls' House
Sold for £768 (US$ 1,296) inc. premium
Auction Details
Toys and Dolls Knowle
9 Sep 2008 11:00 BST

Auction 16059
Lot Details
Ardmore Hall - The Teddy Bear Museum's Victorian Dolls' House
Ardmore Hall is an original Victorian dolls’ house. The handsome, two-storey, brick-faced edifice, which still boasts its original Victorian wallpapers, became the home to a whole family of the Teddy Bear Museum’s tiniest bears. More than thirty of these little creatures are being sold together with their handsome house. The little bears include a Welsh family from Pontypridd, mid-Glamorgan: Mami Sian, Dadi Dylan and their children Gareth, Catrin and baby Rhian. They were made by Bocs Teganau, which is Welsh for Toy Box. The hand-made bears in the original Victorian bathroom – featuring the original Victorian bathware! – were specially created by David Wright of Yorkshire. The other small bears include a number of original Sylvanian Bears given to Gyles Brandreth by the makers. The house comes equipped with assorted original items of furniture, boxed trees to stand either side of the entrance stairway and contemporary lighting. (See: The Teddy Bear Museum Official Guide and The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame: A Century of Historic Bears by Michele Brown, published by Headline, 1996.) 120cm (47in) tall, 115cm (45in) wide, 41cm (16in) deep.
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