16 April 2015

Dolls' House Study Day

Dolls' house enthusiasts are in for a special treat this weekend. The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is holding an exciting event: Dolls’ House Study Day on Saturday 18th April. It promises a day of reminiscing about our childhood, filled with talks from expert speakers and a series of hands on workshops. If you can’t make it this Saturday though, there is still time to visit their exhibition: Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House, presenting stories of 12 dolls’ houses from the past 300 years, until 6th September 2015.

Inside the kitchen of a doll’s house made by Dr Killer from Manchester,
1835-38, on show at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

While in town, pop over to Grays for some more dolls’ delight. Grays dealers are well respected experts in the field and you will be well impressed by their large collection of antique dolls.  Here is s quick selection of what’s on offer:

Pretty Jumeau doll 25”, dates around 1900. Offered by Glenda Antique Dolls
Lovely Jumeau doll 18”, dates around 1907. Offered by Glenda Antique Dolls
Victorian Jumeau portrait fashion doll 19''. Offered by Sarah Sellers
19th Century papier-mâché doll with Apollo hairstyle. Offered by Marlis Tabizel

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