Paper $7.95 ISBN: 9781902163437 Published March 2010 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Queen Mary's Dolls' House

Official Guidebook

Royal Collection Publications

Royal Collection Publications

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

64 pages | color illustrations throughout | 8 x 10 3/4 | © 2006
Paper $7.95 ISBN: 9781902163437 Published March 2010 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, built by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens between 1921 and 1924, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary dolls’ houses in the world. Standing over 2 meters (or 7 feet) high, it is a perfect replica of an Edwardian private residence of the grandest possible design, complete with Saloon, Library, Dining Room, private apartments, servants’ rooms, kitchen, wine cellar, and garage full of vintage miniature limousines—plus working lifts, running water and electric light.

 

Every room is fully furnished with miniature replicas of the contents of a real Edwardian house—from the kitchen, with its copper pans and kettles, to the Saloon, with its tiny full-length state portraits. The wine bottles in the cellar each contain less than a thimbleful of vintage wine, the linen cupboard has a full complement of miniature sheets and tablecloths, and in the Strong Room minute replicas of the Crown Jewels are on display. It also has an art collection, by all the leading painters of the day, including Sir William Nicholson; and extraordinary Library, with miniature volumes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy and Edith Wharton, among others, and as the final touch, a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

Contents

Introduction

Princess Marie Louise

Sir Edwin Lutyens

The Dolls’ House Committee

The Creation of the Library

 

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House—An Illustrated Tour

The Exterior

The Ground Floor

The Entrance Hall

The Dining Room

The Service Rooms

The Library

The First Floor

The Upper Hall

The Saloon

The Royal Bedrooms

The Queen’s Apartment

The King’s Apartment

The Mezzanine and Top Floor

The Princess Royal’s Bedroom

The Queen’s Sitting Room

The Night Nursery

The Day Nursery

The Linen Room

The Housekeeper’s Bedroom

The Housemaid’s Closet

The Wine Cellar

The Garage

The Garden

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