Now this is one dolls house that I SERIOUSLY have had great difficulty letting go of! It is beautiful and old treasures like this certainly do not come along very often.
Today, I have just listed this gorgeous early 1900s G&J Lines No 18 dolls house. It is in wonderful condition!
It is front opening and opens out into two halves.
There are four big rooms, ceiling height of just under 10 1/2". The tiled lino flooring effect paper, I believe, is probably original. The brick flooring paper is not original. The wallpaper are replacements but they have been sympathetically and beautifully done. Also there are three wooden Lines fireplaces, which is nice.....these are so often lost.
In fact, in the kitchen a mock card wall with matching reproduction paper, covers original green paper underneath....brilliant for research purposes. I wonder how many of us, left with just one wall of original paper, would have bothered to do this? A lesson to us all.
The exterior is in completely original condition with the Lines brick paper on each side wall.
The back has the remains of burgundy paint and a hint of the more modern electrics.
The little peg that pushes into a hole on the base of the left front ensures that the whole frontage stays in place.
The windows are all glazed with real glass and the glazed front door opens. Old lace and reproduction mock paper blinds hang at the window. The blinds have been cleverly made and are very effective.
The roof has the original Lines tiled paper. The left roof with the pretty widow's walk and glazed window lifts off so this is another little room that can be furnished.
This house was much cherished by the previous owner but due to personal circumstances it had to go into storage and the hard decision to let it go was finally made. So now this house needs a new home - one where it will continue to be cherished and loved.
What a beauty this is.......due to the size, weight and of course, sheer fragility, this needs to be collected from me here in Thame, in person. I am based just a couple of miles from the M40. Overseas customers, this could be shipped by www.williamsandhill.com They are pricey but will do a good job and specialise in shipping big antique items.
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