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Vintage Doll House with Pillars - $250 (Greenville)

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condition: good
size / dimensions: 24" long x 17" wide x 24" high

Handmade dollhouse circa 1940. The architectural style sure looks like it was influenced by Twelve Oaks (the Wilkes plantation in 'Gone With the Wind')? The house features a veranda with four large (two-story tall) pillars supporting a triangular pediment. The windows all have (faux) mullions and the entranceway features a fanlight window above the front door.

The dollhouse measures almost 2' tall by 2' wide x 17" deep. There are four interior rooms: the two largest are each 15.5" wide, and the others are both 8.5" wide. Plus, the main 'parlor' has a fireplace (with miniature andirons), as well as a staircase with hand railing.

The condition is all original. The structure is light weight yet was obviously built to last because it is still remarkably sturdy. But at approximately 80 years old, there are a few scuff marks on the outside and the interior could use some design restoration. Additionally, it was wired for electricity; however, this was 'back in the day', so it should definitely be re-wired (before plugging in now).

But even as is, this charming dollhouse is a wonderful example of handbuilt Americana (which today could be considered more as 'folk ART' than a 'child's TOY'?).

It would certainly make a unique and dramatic decorative statement on your porch or anywhere inside your home (sitting on top of a bench, bookcase, table or wall shelf, etc.).
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