Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Doll House of Queen Mary

The pictures shown here are the actual rooms within Queen Mary's Doll House. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1924. Nearly every item in it was specially commissioned on a scale of twelve to one. The mechanical and engineering equipment is made to work, including the water system, the electric lights and the two lifts. The palace includes paintings, state rooms, servants quarters and a garage.

The front foyer here has working chandeliers and the grandfather clock chimes on the hour. The paintings throughout the house were commissioned from well-known artists. Marble tiled floors and walls create a real castle appeal. The hand carved ceiling is etched in gold leaf.

Here is where she retires from her long day of engagements. The gramophone plays comforting music and a glass of genuine vintage wine, from her wine cellar, awaits her on her night stand.

The figurines in this room are exact duplicates of those found in Windsor Castle. The walls are covered in real silk and the desk rests on a hand made wool rug.


2 comments:

Shaon said...

Really amazing... :)

smehreen said...

I know! I hope I can build something like this one day!