Rare Dollhouse Cabinet Up For Auction!
We're excited to announce we have acquired a RARE vintage hand-painted French Chateau style dollhouse cabinet by Eric Lansdown (c1980) which we'll putting up for auction on Thursday, November 7 2019 at 9am EST on Invaluable. The auction will end on Sunday, November 17th at 6pm EST.
The masterfully crafted three-piece whimsical wood cabinet consists of a table base and top cabinet with removable mansard roof.
The piece measures approximately 72” high (including both base and top cabinet) x 14” deep x 24” wide with silk screened glass windows and wrought iron copper balcony decoration.
Table base and cabinet exterior is painted in the Trumpe L’oeil style on all 4 sides possibly with the help of Eric's mother Carole Landsdown. Mansard roof with a connecting pair of chimneys contains an ornate window featuring architectural elements made of plaster. Inside of roof is painted to complement the rest of the cabinet and contains a hidden back door for easy access.
Front opening cabinet with hinged door reveals interior dollhouse with 6 rooms on 3 floors (bonus room attic under roof) and includes working doors, fireplace mantles, wood staircases and decorated walls and floors.
The vintage dollhouse cabinet is in good to very good vintage condition with no warping. Paint color finish is very good to excellent and is not faded. Wear and tear includes visible chips, some bending of metal balcony décor and plaster cracking on roof window architectural columns. Some of the interior wallpaper is peeling. Front door opens smoothly and closes evenly.
Buyer is responsible for local pick up in Irvington, New York, in Westchester County, about 30 miles North of New York City or must organize pick up and packaging for shipment within 7 days of purchase. We can certainly help manage and organize on buyer’s behalf.
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D. Thomas Miniatures is a retail and gallery destination featuring top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale structure, furniture and accessories. The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it! The gallery space showcases work in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.