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Hill Top, Cumbria (Accredited Museum)
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This fully furnished dolls' house contains items which appear in Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Two Bad Mice': the food that Hunca Munca and Tom thumb stole, the cutlery, saucepan, griddle, iron, bellows, cradle, birdcage and coal scuttle. Most of these pieces were brought from Hamley's, the London toy shop, by Norman Warne. Of his purchases Beatrix remarked: 'The things will do beautifully; the ham's appearance is enough to cause indigestion'.
Dolls house, painted with red brick walls and chimneys; on black wooden stand. Contents of dolls' house: drawing room, flower pot, piano, stool, chest of drawers, chest of drawers, mantel clock, flower pot, MS note by HBH, two circular pictures, press, basket of flowers, circular table, two albums, snuffers and tray, cruet, jug, tray, bottle, plate-rack, sofa, three chairs and one armchair, table on scrolled support, tea-service (tray, tea pot, jug, bowl, two cups and saucers), lace table mat, two v. small dolls, fire irons, scuttle, fender, brush and pan, pail, book, basket of beads, two small baskets, bird-cage, box of shells, press, clock, flower pot, radio/clock, vase, commode, clock, oval picture, oval picture, oblong picture, hanging oil lamp, crystal chandelier, tapestry carpet, tapestry mat. Kitchen, water can, butter churn, doll, high-back chair, grinder, chest of drawers, coal scuttle, range, cauldron, three chairs, two foam mice, table, four plates, a ham, a pie, three oranges, three pears, dish with lid, butler's tray with tools, dresser, drying pan, stew pan, kettle, pail, kettle, frying pan, tea pot, flat iron, toasting rack. Bedroom, jug and basin, dressing table, plate and goblet, two vases, oblong pierced table, round pierced table, chair, table, chest, wicker cradle, lace bedding, doll, dressing table, flower pot, two chamber pots, bedstead, side-table. Case, seaweed, crab-shell, eleven shells, doll's brush, two fans, two combs, three hair combs, face-screen, two double combs, shoe horns, 1842 coin, pair gloves, tooth brush, wool bonnet, fifteen buttons on cards.