An 18th century Dolls House of classic design

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Lot 131
'Throstlenest House' a rare and important late Georgian oak dolls house and stand, 1760-1780

Sold for £ 9,600 (US$ 12,807) inc. premium
'Throstlenest House' a rare and important late Georgian oak dolls house and stand, 1760-1780
Facade having grand palatial front entrance, detailed carving to door, flanked by two columns and portico, quoining to central panel and sides, flat roof with moulded freeze and five large finials, fourteen glazed oblong windows, all having moulded surrounds, sills and glazing bars, brass name plaque above central window and key to side, front opens in two wings, to show six rooms with internal doors, hallway and two landings with staircase on three levels,
Interior re-decorated in the mid 1950's throughout, however five original tinplate fire places with moulded wooden surrounds and original wallpapers are retained and will be offered with the dolls house.
Ground floor kitchen: with painted walls and large fire surround.
Ground floor dining room: in the Gibbons style, wooden panelled walls with intersecting columns, fire surround with swags of fruit and flowers surrounding portrait of a soldier, tapestry rug to floor.
First floor library: with fitted semi circular arched shelves, swag and tail freeze, wooden fire surround with mirror.
First floor drawing room: green painted panelling to walls, panel above door with painted exotic bird, fruit and flower scene, fire place and rug.
Second floor bedroom: with yellow silk lined panelled walls, moulded fireplace and rug.
Second floor bedroom: with blue silk lined panelled walls, moulded fireplace and green rug.
Resting on original carved and painted stone effect arched wooden stand.
Provenance and condition: Throstlenest House was purchased by the current owners mother in the mid 1950's. At this time minor repairs were made by a professional restorer to mouldings and balustrade, also over the following years the interior was redecorated. The house comes with some original invoices and letters dating from this period. 198cm (78in) tall, 104cm (41in) wide, 51cm (20in) deep.
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