Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House 
is the largest,
most beautiful,
and most famous
dolls’ house in the world.

Built for Queen Mary,
consort of King George V,
by the leading British architect
Sir Edwin Lutyens
between 1921 and 1924, 
it includes contributions from over 1,500
of the finest artists,
craftsmen and manufacturers
of the early 20th century.

From life below stairs to the high-society setting
of the saloon
and dining room, 
a library bursting with original works by the top literary names of the day,
a fully stocked wine cellar and a garden created by Gertrude Jekyll,
no detail was forgotten –
the Queen’s Dolls’ House
even includes electricity, 
running hot and cold water
and working lifts.

Each room, is fully furnished in every way, and waiting to be explored.

"How Watson learned tricks" - the shortest of the stories about raskaz Holmes. And in general - is the smallest. Conan Doyle wrote him from the hand beaded and hand laced in a volume smaller than a matchbox. This was done specifically for the "Dollhouse Queen Mary."
This house - the operating model of exemplary English home in the ratio 1:12. In 1924 he became the highlight of the exhibition at the British Arts and Crafts. Top 250 artisans, 60 decorators, 700 artists, 600 writers and 500 philanthropists together to create something that would make the British took heart in difficult times after the 1st World War.
Everything in the house and working now. Clock-to-go nail. The toilet can flush. Elevators move between floors. In the beds are small heaters that, when desired, you can fill with water. The brakes of bicycles that are in the underground garage to work. Little cigars are packed with tobacco, which supplied the Alfred Dunhill George V.
Amongst the top artists,
miniature painter Mahala Theodora 'Dora' Webb
received ten commissions,
including a 3.9. x 2.7 cm (approx 1" x 1.1/2")
portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales.

Naturally, the wine cellar in this house, too, is - is the smallest "real" cellar in the world. 1200 small bottles delivered to the project by the Berry Brothers (now - the famous wine fund Berry Bros. & Rudd) and filled with real wine - with a pipette. Small labels - a copy of real one. In the little cellar book can be read with a magnifying glass, how many here Burgundy, Riesling and Port ... 

 More information about the house can be found on this site:  

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