The Small World of Antique Dolls’ Houses
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- Hardcover: 440 pages
- ISBN: 1891105078
A landmark book by the country’s foremost authority on antique dollhouses and their furnishings. Written in delightful prose with wonderful anecdotes and valuable descriptions, this work has become a standard reference for collectors and novice enthusiasts alike.
That a house brought in $231,000 at auction may not be difficult to believe. What may surprise you is that the house in question is only seven feet tall and six feet wide. When legendary collector and author Flora Gill Jacobs put the treasures of the Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum up for auction last year, collectors came from all over the world in hopes of securing a piece of her life’s work. Over sixty years in the making, her personal and museum collections are now documented in The Small World of Antique Dolls’ Houses: Six Decades of Collecting Mansions, Cottages, Shops, Stables, Theaters, Churches—Even a Zoo! published in October by Lake Isle Press. “The scope of my collection is much broader than antique dolls’ houses alone,” Ms. Jacobs is quick to assure readers, as the subtitle of the book indicates.
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About The Author
Flora Gill Jacobs is regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities of antique dolls’ houses.
Praise For The Book
Jacobs' passion for dolls' houses will live on for generations to come.