Mexican Mansion doll house discovered in antique shop in Puebla
Posted at 8:27 pm , on November 4, 2010
I found this picture of this doll house and fell in Love! Is this not the greatest doll house you have ever seen!
Mexican Doll House The small mansion, believed to be is a copy of a house which once stood in Puebla, was discovered in an antique shop in Puebla in the spring of 1977. Although the facade of the house has some Moorish features, it is French in flavor, a reflection of many full-sized mansions in Puebla and Mexico City built over the years after the arrival of the troops of Napoleon III in 1862. In 1922, the house was wired and redecorated, giving the interior some feeling of the 1920s. The Paige automobile in the driveway is, along with a pair of early radio towers, from this period.
Fully furnished, the house contains a drawing room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, music room, and chapel. A section of the removable facade covers each of these.
: The “Mexican Mansion,” a superlative dollhouse, took everyone by surprise at Noel Barrett’s sale of the collection of the Washington Dolls’ House and Museum on June 19, when it sold for $231,000.
The dollhouse was made in about 1890 and was presumed to be a copy of a small European-style mansion in Puebla.