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1902 Period Doll House by halley 1902 Period Doll House by halley
My mother's father built a doll house long before I was born. My mother has spent years buying or building up the furniture, textiles, fixtures and effects which make up this authentic reconstruction of a gas-lamp period house. From the newspaper to the children's toys to the cans in the kitchen, nothing in the house is newer than the Christmas of 1902.

I arranged lighting for separate photographs of each room, and then reconstructed the house for this 16"x20" print. The separate perspective is aimed at letting the viewer explore each room in depth, while still evoking the original arrangement in the house.
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RavenE20 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a magnificent art craft I ever seen.
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RavenE20 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most macnificent art craft I ever seen :D.
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KawaiiKawaiiWalrus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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GirlOnFiyah Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many details, this is simply gorgeous!
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AkiraSatoYoshizawa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the dollhouse in the girl's room!!! Dollhouseception!! XP This is just so cute and adorable. *-*
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Trinibini Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing! I love the detail :)
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TheHOTChocolate911 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A doll house this good, I would love to play with XDDD 
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zigy2415 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
its amazing
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F-Ninny Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wow !!!!
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reianne Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a doll house in the doll house!
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xXKawaiiInuXx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
So beautiful!
The detail is amazing!
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MisteriaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had a fascination for dolls, and more so for doll houses. And I will say... this is the most beautiful thing I've Ever seen in my entire like. Everything is so beautiful and realistic. I'm absolutely astonished!
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lina-witch Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
ow i love it so small so cute
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ansulk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
how lovely I love it ♥
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k-a-l-i-x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Lovely~!
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JeseniaVLopez Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My room is the second bottom from the first top. The greenish room! Its my dream room!!
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anitakitty Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow:wow:
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murdoc443 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i wounder if i spent many years i can make one of thease!
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kirisuki Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
i love this
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iamcheeselol Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
so..
AWESOME!!!
i want one like this too~
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iamcheeselol Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
one as in a dollhouse like this >//<
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Yummixx2 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Takes my breath away *0*
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AdinaLintu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I want one! *__*
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ADQuatt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
This is awesome. We have that little train to go around our miniature Christmas tree. :D
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PersonalityOfArtist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Wow.....
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yzumy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
there's a doll house in this doll house. that's just sooooooo extremley cute <3 <3
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D-Bag666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My lord, this is so awesome!! :heart:
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ImaginationAngel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is wonderful! I love doll houses like this ^^ such detail
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Halloweenfox3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Wow. All of the details are beautiful, you can tell a lot of work has been put into this. I could only ever dream of one day finding a dollhouse this breathtaking.

You did a great job at taking the photos as well, we can see each room clearly in detail each on its own and as the entire thing together to see just how beautiful the entire thing is and how each room complements the others.
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Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D: IT'S SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! I loooove dollhouses! All the furniture looks so lovely and real! Even the beds look real! This looks like a house that the Littles could live in!
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c-zen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMF THIS IS LIKE ARIETTY :( ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
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Artofthebeholder Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
This is really gorgeous & your story behind this is touching, your photo exudes vintage emotion. I can see the history in the dollhouse & I think that your stunning photography really does it justice, you got the perfect lighting
& you can see the whole room, the entire length of each space & all of the beautiful, incredible details.
I simply love :love: this, the story, the photography, the vintage pieces, it all adds up to a Flawless piece of history ♥
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LovesLostWords Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
That is amazing, I always wanted a dollhouse myself, but never got one only ever had those cheap plastic ones. However my father did build my brother a castle and he also built us a fire engine module that we could play in.

How much roughly does the furniture cost do you reckon? I love the little yellow room with the minature doll house very sweet and I love the patch work bedding in the pink room.
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insilverscript Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
...this is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.
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Shiroikodoku Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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BoyGirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I love it! It looks really beatiful and is extremely well made:)
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xXFlyHighElijahXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This is really cool.
Wish my old doll house had wall paper. :P
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
AWESOME
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Gloamingwithies Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really good
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crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
That is just amazing, it looks so real
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WatashiwaKOdesu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
It's perfect! *__* Your mum really has golden hands!
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DragonImp37 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I love it! I love miniatures, and the amount of time and effort you two have put into it shows.
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kallistolowery Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
this is really nice. i was wondering if i could have permission to use this shot as a background in some digital photography.
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yami200 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful i don't even have my doll house anymore T^T how did your mom got a hold of all those things?
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KitsuneNekoTigi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved old doll houses like this, I always wanted one
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PetiteCreation Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Artisan Crafter
awwww ~~~ i wish i have a dollhouse too ....
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deviki9 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i always wanted a doll house ......This is reallu good .....classic not the plastic type LOL
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AnimeLuvsFreaks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is the best dollhouse ever!! the details and everything are too amazing for word! :D
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imagineurdreams Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
THIS IS SOOOOO AWESOME TELL UR MOM IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!!!
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