Here are six notable examples of how doll houses left their mark in human history.
This dollhouse is on display in Denmark, in Egeskov Castle. Built by James Hicks & Sons, this miniature castle is a masterpiece of Irish carpentry. The piece was commissioned and built from 1907-1922 by Sir Neville Wilkinson. The miniature model is palatial at 4′ 1″ height with an 18 room count which took 15 years to build.
The Astolat Dollhouse Castle
The famous prose about the Lady of the Lake penned by Alfred Tennyson was the inspiration for this outstanding work of art. The construction took place from 1974 to 1987 by Elaine Diehl, a miniature specialist. In 2006, it was valued at more than a cool mil, which shot up in 2015 to $8.5 million when it was given interiors and auxiliary upgrades. At a grand 9′ high, this 29 room dollhouse in on feature in New York.
The Fairy Castle
Commissioned in 1928, and owned by Colleen Moore (a Hollywood silent film actress), the Fairy Castle with its dozen rooms stands 7′ tall, and took 7 years to build.
The Stettheimer Dollhouse
Built from 1916-1935, Carrie Walter built the Stettheimer dollhouse in New York. This gargantuan stands a massive 28″ high with its dozen rooms. It can now be viewed in New York, at the Museum of the City.
Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
This timeless masterpiece was designed and created by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924 for Queen Mary herself. Sir Lutyens was a pioneering architect of his day, and his work can now be viewed at the prestigious Windsor Castle in the UK. At the time, when the piece was first made available to view, it received 1.6 million visitors in merely 7 months. With its 16 rooms, it stands at around 5′ high, and took Sir Lutyens 4 years to build.