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|Creator||Sullivan, Shirley, (Mrs.)|
|Published||Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver|
|Contributor||Museum of Vancouver|
<div class="field-item field-item-0">Doll and doll's house furniture ranges from the simple to the elaborate. In the past, skilled craftsmen often made miniature versions of contemporary styles, but many small items of furniture were made at home by fathers for their daughters.
This wooden furniture set is covered with felt. The chairs are marked "Progressive Woodworks, Phone Hastings 6725, 1599 Venebles St., Vancouver, B.C." The four items were made for the donor, Shirley Sullivan, by her uncle during the 1940's when matched sets of upholstered furniture were common features in middleclass homes.</div><div class="field-item field-item-1">BOTH CHAIRS MARKED UNDERNEATH -PROGRESSIVE WOODWORKS,;FURNITURE MADE BY DONOR'S UNCLE ROY HEATH, IN VANCOUVER, CA. 1940'S, PHONE HASTINGS 6725, 1599 VENABLES ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.-</div>
set of four pieces of doll furniture;wood covered with felt;a)sofa;b)armchair;c)-c)armchairs;d)standing lamp