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High society home

11 December 2003Written by ATG Reporter

Although catalogued in 32 lots, it was the vendor’s wishes that this early 19th century doll’s house and associated doll’s house furniture should first be offered as a single lot with an estimate of £4000-6000 when they came under the hammer of Netherhampton Salerooms (12.5% buyer’s premium) on November 5.

There were many appealing individual elements that miniature
collectors would have loved to buy on their own – including an early 19th century Pontypool tôle decorated five-
division toast rack, a set of three period brass fire irons, a William IV chaise longue in laburnum with turquoise beadwork upholstery and a sarcophagus form tea caddy.

However, it is most satisfactory to learn that house and contents will remain together as they have done for over a century. The lot was bought by a member of the Doll’s House Society at £9200.

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