Famous Doll Houses from Around the World

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by admin in Toy Dolls House Resources


There are a number of famous doll houses that doll house collectors consider to be some of the best in the world. A lot of these famous miniature houses are antiques and are one-of-a-kind creations that are either housed in museums around the world or are part of the private collections of some affluent individuals.

One very popular doll house that people who collect them know about is the Queen Mary doll house. This doll house is seen to be the epitome of what a perfect doll house should be and this is often used by a lot of manufacturers as their measuring scale when it comes to the design and quality of the doll houses that they produce. Designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, a well known English architect in the 1920s, this famous doll house was crafted as a gift from the King to Queen Mary as well as to his people. This doll house is displayed for all to see at Windsor Castle.

Another very popular doll house is the Fairy Castle that was the idea of 1920s actress Colleen Moore. This doll house is 8 feet tall and was built in 1935. This famous doll house features elaborate decorations and jewel encrusted fixtures like the gold and emerald chandelier that hangs in its drawing room. This doll house is considered to be the only other one that can compete with the sophistication and grandeur of the Queen Mary doll house. This doll house can be found on display in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Also part of the list of famous doll houses that are considered exceptional is the Petronella Oortman doll house which was built in the late 1600s. This doll house is on display at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and is estimated to have cost around thirty thousand guilders when it was built. This price is considered to be enough to build a real house with in those days.

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