Auction of rare dolls’ houses and miniature accessories
20 April 2014
An auction of more than 600 miniature lots is taking place with collectors’ items available at all prices.
The personal collection of the founder of the revered Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum, Flora Gill Jacobs (1918-2006) which was displayed in her own home, is going under the hammer over the next couple of days.
The museum attracted 20,000 visitors annually and hosted breathtaking displays of miniature residences.
Each was painstakingly decorated with luxury furnishings and tiny accessories.
The museum collection was sold in 2004 but collectors will have the opportunity to bid on the remaining items.
Some 25 major dolls’ houses and buildings will be sold, plus 35 to 40 fully outfitted antique kitchens, shops and room boxes.
Highlights include a charming German Toy Stall, which depicts a street stall with lockable fold-up doors which comes with nearly 70 early wares, including musical instruments, tenpins, chess boards, a boy on a hobby horse, papooses in cradleboards, fruit and other foods; plus topiary trees and a painted-wood lady shopkeeper. It is valued at up to $9,000!
Auctioneer Noel Barrett told artfixdaily.com
: “While there are some wonderful houses in this sale, a lot of the collection’s strength lies in the rare miniatures of the type seldom available for purchase.”
Kids auction dolls' house in funds bid
7 June 2013
Bids are being invited for a dolls’ house which is going to be sold to help charitable work run from a school near Bradford.
A beautiful handcrafted dolls’ house made by Barry Peacock has been donated to raise funds for the school’s work in South Africa.
Take a look at the picture here, and see the full details to make a bid!
Historic dolls’ house up for sale
8 December 2011
Serious collectors of historic dolls’ houses were no doubt made a beeline to Wexford in the Republic of Ireland for the recent auction of a historic dolls’ house dating back to late Victorian times.
According to an article in the Irish Times
, the fully furnished house was made for the Earl of Courtown’s daughter by renowned British toymaker, Lines Bros and was expected to fetch up to 2,000 euros, which is an awful lot of money in any currency.
Who knows, your own dolls’ house might be worth that kind of sum in a hundred years! And it would be nice to think you had made a little bit of history for future generations to enjoy.
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