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Small Lithographed Doll House and Bliss Book

Auction:
2345
Lot:
777
Sold for:
$1,998$1,700

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Small Lithographed Doll House and Bliss Book, house appears to be Bliss, but unmarked, late 19th century, two rooms with a porch and balcony above, lithographed paper exterior with printed windows and detailed balustrades, glassine windows and lace curtains on lower front, papered interior (soil, paper loss on floors), green doors, turned columns, papered roof (chimney may be repapered), similar in style to Bliss "keyhole" house, as shown in Blair Whitton's Bliss Toys and Dollhouses, page 18; book included.

Note, the dimensions of the house are 20 1/2 inches to the top of the chimney, base is 10 1/2 x 9 inches deep, each room floor is approximately 5 3/4 x 8 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Keywords

Blair Whitton, BLISS, Dollhouses, Dolls, Glassine, Playscale Miniaturism, Scale modeling