A dollhouse detailed as a Maritime Museum
American, 20th century
a Georgian style house, with four white columns, blue siding and a shingled roof. Built up in two stories with eight rooms, each room depicting a different aspect of seafaring history.
Entering the house in the main room is the Clipper Ship era with paintings, ship models, a figurehead and other pieces depicting this period; to the left is an office for the director decorated with a China Trade drop front desk, couch, chairs, coffee table and a variety of maritime pieces; on the other side there is a room which celebrates the era of the ocean liner, with various ships and images on the wall, the central focus being a model of the R.M.S. Titanic; the last room downstairs is dedicated to whaling and fishing with models of whale ships, Grand Banks schooners, scrimshaw, harpoons and other elements of the whaling life.
Upstairs is a diorama room with two dioramas, one of ships at sea, and the other of a European port; the next room depicts the fighting age of sail with paintings and various models of various nations, one diorama of the Battle of Trafalgar, arms and other elements of the period; the next room depicts the modern navy with the Great White Fleet, the modern "grey" navy with a collection of smaller models displayed on shelves; the last room is of a workshop with wood, paint, glue and a ship model being restored.
67 x 36 x 43 in. (170.18 x 91.4 x 109.2 cm.)
US$ 15,000 - 25,000
£9,900 - 17,000
12,000 - 19,000
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