Queen Mary’s Dollhouse

Queen Mary's Dolls' House is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls' house in the world. Built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, consort of George V, by the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it includes contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftsmen and manufacturers of the early twentieth century. From life below stairs to the high-society setting of the saloon and dining room, and from a library bursting with original works by the top literary names of the day, to a fully stocked wine cellar and a garden, created by Gertrude Jekyll, no detail was forgotten. The house even includes electricity, running hot and cold water and working lifts. Each room is fully furnished and waiting to be explored.

The official homepage.

Article on the library therein.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 10, 2020
     Category: Architecture | Buildings and Other Structures | Domestic | Enlargements, Miniatures, and Other Matters of Scale | Royalty | 1920s | United Kingdom

Did anybody ever play with it? It looks too nice to play with.
Posted by Judy on 08/10/20 at 03:29 PM
@Judy: Dollhouses like this were never meant to play with in the first place. They were intended for display, a bit like, I dunno, a collection of figurines. Or a bonsai garden. Originally, some of them were even meant as architectural models and showcases. In this case, Mary of Teck herself was in her 50s when it was built, so it clearly wasn't meant to be her toy.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/11/20 at 01:51 PM
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