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A dollhouse

History[ edit ] Dutch cabinet dollhouse of Petronella de la Court, Amsterdam Miniature homes, furnished with domestic articles and resident inhabitants, both people and animals, have been made for thousands of years.

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The earliest known examples were found in the Egyptian tombs of the Old Kingdomcreated nearly five thousand years ago. These wooden models of servants, furnishings, boats, livestock and pets placed in the Pyramids almost certainly were made for religious purposes.

The earliest known European dollhouses were the baby houses from the 16th century, which consisted of cabinet display cases made up of individual rooms. Dollhouses of this period showed idealized interiors complete with detailed furnishings and accessories. The cabinets were built by hand with architectural details, filled with miniature household items A dollhouse were solely intended for adults.

They were off-limits to children, not because of safety concerns for the child but for the dollhouse. Such cabinet houses [1] were trophy collections owned by the few matrons living in the cities of Holland, England and Germany who were wealthy enough to afford them, and, fully furnished, were worth the price of a modest full-size house's construction.

A 17th century Nuremberg, Germany dollhouse Smaller doll houses such as the Tate house, with more realistic exteriors, appeared in Europe in the 18th century.

With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, factories began mass-producing toys, including dollhouses and miniatures suitable for furnishing them.

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Germany produced the most prized dollhouses and doll house miniatures up until World War I. Their products were not only avidly collected in Central Europe, but regularly exported to Britain and North America.

Germany's involvement in WWI seriously impeded both production and export. New manufacturers in other countries arose. The TynieToy Company of Providence, Rhode Island, made authentic replicas of American antique houses and furniture in a uniform scale beginning in about Dollhouse dolls and miniatures were also produced in Japan, mostly by copying original German designs.

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After World War II, dollshouses were mass-produced in factories on a much larger scale with less detailed craftsmanship than before. By the s, the typical dollhouse sold commercially was made of painted sheet metal filled with plastic furniture.

Such houses cost little enough that the great majority of girls from the developed western countries that were not struggling with rebuilding after World War II could own one.

Standard scales[ edit ] From left: Although a number of manufacturers made lines of miniature toy furniture in the 19th century, these products were not to a strict scale.

A dollhouse

Children's play dollhouses from most of the 20th and 21st centuries are 1: A few brands use 1: The most common standard for adult collectors is 1: Among adult collectors there are also smaller scales which are much more common in the United States than in Britain.

In Germany during the middle part of the 20th century 1: Dollhouses coming out of Germany today remain closer in scale to 1: The largest common size for dollhouses is 1: Construction[ edit ] Wooden children's dollhouse with plastic furniture in 1: Children's dollhouses during the 20th century have been made from a variety of materials, including metal tin lithofibreboard, plastic, and wood.

With the exception of Lundby1: Contemporary kit and fully built houses are typically made of plywood or medium-density fiberboard MDF.

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A dollhouse or doll's house is a toy home made in miniature. For the last century, dollhouses have primarily been the domain of children but their collection and crafting is also a hobby for many adults.

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