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.