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The Sahlberg

by Jimmy Landers

A Masterpiece of Architecture, Art & Design


Contact Darren Scala for Purchase Inquiries

Jimmy Landers the Sahlberg dollhouse miniature

The Sahlberg measures 6' Wide by 5' High by 2' Deep

THE SAHLBERG is an extraordinary custom built 9 room hardwood cabinet house created by master builder Jimmy Landers and is a masterpiece of miniature art, architecture and design with exquisitely designed rooms including a 3 story grand foyer, a 2 story wood paneled library, a dining room, parlor, master bedroom and a guest bedroom.  

We're excited to represent Jimmy Landers on the sale of this remarkable cabinet house. Please contact Darren Scala (914-548-1984) for any viewing or purchase inquiries.

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Glass mounted doors open a world of wonder in miniature

Mahogany wood and marble flooring, coffered ceilings, brass chandeliers, triple stained glass windows and plaster fireplaces (some featuring faux finishes) are just some of the intricate details which comprise this masterpiece.

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Coffered Ceiling with Hammered Copper

A dramatic 3 story Grand Foyer with curved staircases made with hand-turned spindles and mahogany banisters lead to a stunning stained glass center dome by Barbara Sabia decorated with hand-cut lead and a combination of beveled, glue chip and frosted glass textures. The Dome measures 13" long by 3"wide with natural illumination effects by Carl Sahlberg.

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Grand Foyer Staircase Leads to  Stained Glass Dome by Barbara Sabia 


The entranceway floor contains over 2000 marble tiles, wood paneled walls and double hung doors and is highlighted by a stunning 2-tiered brass chandelier. 

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The second floor landing was created with mahogany random wood planked flooring and paneled doors and the top floor has 8 of the 22 sconces which line the walls of the grand foyer.

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Grand Foyer Marble Floor

and Corinthian Columns

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A pair of plaster corinthian columns flank the entrance to the parlor from the Grand Foyer.  


3 Story Grand foyer First Floor Entranceway with Round Staircase and double Panel Doors

Brass door hardware by

Ron Stetkewitcz

A key feature of The Sahlberg is an impressive two-story wood paneled library with floor to ceiling built in bookcases filled with thousands of books which can easily be reached by rolling ladders along brass rods stationed on a parquet floor painstakingly created with over 3000 planks made of cherrywood. Several inset alcoves are ready to featured framed fine art paintings or hold decorative art on clear shelves.

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Plaster firecplace by Sue Cook and Stained Glass Windows by Barbara Sabia

The Library is highlighted by a stunning coffered ceiling with hand-hammered copper panels and hardwood beams accented in black and an equally impressive beveled paneled ceiling on the lower level lined with decorative timbers.

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2 Tiered 

Victorian Chandelier

by Linda Orleff

 An ornate custom Victorian style two-tiered all brass chandelier with milky white acrylic globes cast a soft yellow glow as do several coordinating sconces flanking the second floor paneled door.  A spiral staircase with an inlay wood base, brass rod baluster, cherrywood treads with an etched design and a curved hardwood handrail leads to the top level landing.

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Hammered Copper Coffered Ceiling

Additional library features include a vintage framed replica of an 1883 musket made with carved wood and a metal barrel, floor to ceiling stained glass windows with custom designed crests, a historic reproduction gothic fireplace with a black granite hearth with an ornate caste metal mirror hanging overhead along with several vintage mounted taxidermy.

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Wrought Iron Spiral Staircase with hardwood Treads, Brass Stair Rails and Inlay Design Base

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Brass Rail and Brackets Guild Library Ladder and Lead to Book Shelves Housing Thousands of Books  

The Dining Room, The Parlor, The Master Bedroom and The Guest Bedroom complete the cabinet house, each exquisitely designed and hand crafted to include all brass lighting fixtures, real mahogany flooring, textured wall papers, floor to ceiling triple stained glass windows, recessed ceilings with plaster appliques and ornate fireplaces with granite hearths and gold trimmed mirrors. 


Granite Hearth  and Flickering Fireplace

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The Dining Room features historic textured wallpaper


The Second Floor Parlor Features Random Planked Mahogany Wood Flooring, a Faux Marble Flickering Fireplace with Gilded Gold Framed Mirror, Recessed Ceiling with Ornamental Plaster, Intricate Mill Work and a Pair of Corinthian Columns Framing the Entranceway


The Master Bedroom Features a Carved Plaster Fireplace, a 6 Arm Brass Chandelier with Ornamental Plaster Frame, Double Paneled Doors, Floor to Ceiling Stained Glass Windows and Historic Design Textured Wallpaper


The Guest Bedroom features intricate millwork, paneled period wallpaper, Petite Chandelier with coordinating sconces and Plaster Ceiling Medallion, Stained Glass Windows, Plaster Fireplace with Painted Tiles, Granite Hearth and Inset Mirror,

The Sahlberg is a custom carved cherrywood cabinet was created in two parts which includes a table with intricate skirting and Eck and Ball front legs and a top cabinet with removable non-glare glass paneled doors fitted with tarnished brass hardware.  Hundreds of yards of planked flooring and thousands of marble floor tiles were laid to create each of the rooms and includes  2 multi-level and 4 chandeliers and more than 30 wall sconces which light up the rooms, 5 of which have fireplaces. In addition to the center dome there are 10 floor-to-ceiling stain glass windows which further help to illuminate each room. Hundreds of individually crafted stair spindles and hundreds of tiny books line the library shelves. 



Two Part Cabinet and Table with Eck and Ball Front Legs and Custom Crafted Embellishments 

LED lighting is strategically placed throughout the cabinet to create a combination of both natural and effective lighting effects which help eliminate shadows.  The chandeliers and sconces use traditional incandescent light bulbs for a dramatic look while the stain glass pieces are lit by a custom lighting panel created exclusively for The Sahlberg to create a natural lighting effect.   Several rooms have additional live base plugs for additional table and floor lighting. An extensive electronic system using both round and tape wires was created in 3 sections with 3 power sources using DC current with easy access located underneath the cabinet table.


The Sahlberg, like most of Jimmy’s previous works was created without patterns or drawings.  “It’s all in my head,” he says, and designs are based on “what I like and what I want to make.”  It took Jimmy over two years to craft the cabinet which and includes works by other talented miniaturists he commissioned including Linda Orleff (lighting), Barbara Sabia (stain glass), Frank Crescente (marble floor), Michael Yurkovic and Steve Goode (staircases), Carl Sahlberg (lighting), Terry Harville and Tim Kraft (lighitng), Ron Stetkewicz (brass) and Sue Cook (Fireplaces) 

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Grand Foyer Two Tiered Brass Chandelier by Linda Orleff leads to Stained Glass Ceiling Dome by Barbara Sabia 

Meet the Maker: Jimmy Landers is a master builder. After retiring from corporate sale, his wife asked him to build her a dollhouse.  Not just any dollhouse, but a historically accurate structure, with masterful details and amazing design.  Mr. Landers spent two years building The Sahlberg and commissioned an equally extraordinary artisans to create pieces to bring his vision to life. 


Jimmy Sanders usually spends up to 18 hours in his home studio working on his miniature treasures and when he takes a well deserved break, he spends time with his four legged friends who come by and say hello from the nearby forest. 


Jimmy Landers' four legged friends often visit his home studio and help to break up his 18 hour work day

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Photos are by Patty Haessig (Jimmy's talented daughter!) 

For Sales Inquiries

CONTACT: Darren T. Scala


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