Vintage Metal Dollhouses This is a photo of my Marx dollhouse. It's a Colonial. This house belonged to my Mother.
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Favorite Shop 1, items. This is a nice group of 3 pewter and tin colonial style dollhouse miniatures. Please see the descriptions below for all three as well as the photos.
Make no mistake: The appeal of dollhouses extends far beyond mere child's play. In fact, they first emerged in the 16th century as objects for adults to display diminutive furniture. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, they provided a hobby for wealthy housewives, who used the homes as a creative outlet, decorating each abode one small room at a time.
I emailed the seller, who kindly allowed us to show her photos here and also gave us a peek into how coveted this retro dollhouse seems to be is among vintage doll house collectors:. Hi Kate, Thanks for contacting me on this. I have been selling on ebay for a while and I have never seen a response to a listing like this one.
A dollhouse or doll's house is a toy home made in miniature. For the last century, dollhouses have primarily been the domain of children but their collection and crafting is also a hobby for many adults. The term dollhouse is used commonly in the United States and Canada. In the UK United Kingdom the term doll's house is used.
We were delighted to find lots of vintage dollhouses for sale on the second floor of the shop, and she thought we should buy one or three. I decided she was right. I bought it and brought it home.