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Creator Unknown
Title bed
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 66582
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description Just as the tiny Liliputians, their belongings, and their dwellings entranced Gulliver, so too, do miniature figures, objects, and buildings fascinate people of all ages. The earliest miniature houses were made in Germany and the Low Countries in the 17th century. During the next hundred years, they became popular in the United States and Britain where they were known as "baby" houses. These models, which were opulently furnished and decorated by skilled craftsmen, were not toys. Rather, they were displayed in the homes of the elite as a testimony to their wealth and status. In the 19th century, dolls' houses were mass produced at reasonable prices and became popular with the middle classes as children's playthings. Dolls, furniture, and accessories inhabited and furnished Victorian and Edwardian dolls' houses which were often tiny replicas of the houses of their owners. This tiny bed, probably intended to furnish a rather elaborate doll's house, was made during the last decades of the 19th century, a time when the popularity of miniature homes and furnishings was at its peak. It is crafted in the Renaissance style and the painted patterns simulate marble. dwellings entranced Gulliver, so too, do miniature figures, objects, and buildings fascinate people of all ages. The earliest miniature houses were made in Germany and the Low Countries in the 17th century. During the next hundred years, they became popular in the United States and Britain where they were known as "baby" houses. These models, which were opulently furnished and decorated by skilled craftsmen, were not toys. Rather, they were displayed in the homes of the elite as a testimony to their wealth and status. In the 19th century, dolls' houses were mass produced at reasonable prices and became popular with the middle classes as children's playthings. Dolls, furniture, and accessories inhabited and furnished Victorian and Edwardian dolls' houses which were often tiny replicas of the houses of their owners. This tiny bed, probably intended to furnish a rather elaborate doll's house, was made during the last decades of the 19th century, a time when the popularity of miniature homes and furnishings was at its peak. It is crafted in the Renaissance style and the painted patterns simulate marble. dwellings entranced Gulliver, so too, do miniature figures, objects, and buildings fascinate people of all ages. The earliest miniature houses were made in Germany and the Low Countries in the 17th century. During the next hundred years, they became popular in the United States and Britain where they were known as "baby" houses. These models, which were opulently furnished and decorated by skilled craftsmen, were not toys. Rather, they were displayed in the homes of the elite as a testimony to their wealth and status. In the 19th century, dolls' houses were mass produced at reasonable prices and became popular with the middle classes as children's playthings. Dolls, furniture, and accessories inhabited and furnished Victorian and Edwardian dolls' houses which were often tiny replicas of the houses of their owners. This tiny bed, probably intended to furnish a rather elaborate doll's house, was made during the last decades of the 19th century, a time when the popularity of miniature homes and furnishings was at its peak. It is crafted in the Renaissance style and the painted patterns simulate marble.
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