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Queen Mary's Dolls' House: sketched designs for furniture and furnishings including a library ladder, side table, sofa and chair, animal rug and drawings portfolio

RIBA Ref No RIBA29644
Architect/DesignerLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
Artist/PhotographerLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1924
Image Date1916
Library ReferencePA1622/8(8)
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectToys ; Houses ; Bookcases ; Libraries ; Seating
NOTES: The dolls' house was conceived both as a gift from the British nation to Queen Mary and as an historical record of the ideal early twentieth century English house. Princess Marie Louise commissioned Lutyens to design the house and together with the involvement of Sir Henry Morgan and a huge range of well-known manufacturers, it became a showcase for 1920s British craftsmanship and design. The house first went on display at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924.

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