Awe-inspiring dollhouses from all over the world.
Dollhouses have always fascinated not only little girls but people of all ages. Here are some of the most magnificent dollhouses from all across the globe.
Ask any little girl (or a grownup like me), which toy have their heart? The answer would inevitably be a dollhouse. From the little Barbie dollhouses to magnificent dollhouses where everything is life-like, dollhouses never ceases to enthral us. Historically, dollhouse was not just meant for fun and play; they were pieces of art. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the wealthy and influential householdsspend lots of money and time making magnificent dollhouses to entertain guests and exercise their influence. Here is the list of some splendid dollhouses from all over the world.
Titania Palace was a loving gift from a father to his daughter. The famed dollhouse was made by a British army office, Sir Neville Wilkinson, for his daughter Gwendolen. Gwendolen believed that there were fairies in the garden, and she wanted a house for them, so the dollhouse hadeighteen rooms which included a chapel, nursery, dining room, a throne room. The dollhouse was so intricate and detailed that by the time Sir Wilkinson completed it, Gwendolen grew up and was an adult. But Sir Wilkinson then exhibited the dollhouse all across the globe to raise funds for various charities for children.
Astolat dollhouse castle.
Celebrated miniaturist Elaine Diehl designed this masterpiece in the year 1980. The dollhouse was castle-shaped, which was modelled after the famous castle in Tennyson’s “Lady of the Shallot”. It is made up of 29 rooms, which is filled with some of the most exquisite shrunken items such as rare artefacts, jewellery, books and even miniature cars. The “castle” dollhouse is guarded by a miniature Dalmatian.
Queen Mary’s dollhouse.
The royal dollhouse was made by famous British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was made somewhere between 1921 to 1924 for Queen Mary. The dollhouse was actually a miniature townhouse that had many objects by the artist on the scale of 1:12. The objects included a library stocked with classics, working elevators, more than a thousand works of art, electric lighting, and even a theatre. The dollhouse spoke volumes of an incomparable showcase for the talented British showmanship.
These dollhouses make us all want to have our very own dollhouse that we can play with on a cold rainy afternoon and call over our friends for a tea party. Don’t you think so? So, which one of these dollhouses would you see in person?