Dolls' houses and furnishings
Ceramic, Textile, Wood
365 mm (Height) x 463 mm (Depth); 1015 mm (Length)Order this image
Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
In the Georgian Bedrooom, period miniatures and modern replicas are used together. Period pieces include the corner washstand, the chest with mirror, the wardrobe, the cheval glass, the round bedside table and the cradle. The remainder are facsimiles made by modern craftsmen. The wardrobe contains a full set of handstitched household linen, with some items edged with lace or finished with drawn thread work. One of the many contributions to the collection made by visitors is the tatting, which was given by a Women's Institute member. Petit point upholstery for the chair seats and chaise longue are in stripes typical of the period, and the design of the carpet is based on an early 19th century Aubusson. The bedspread was made by Averil Colby, a leading expert on patchwork. The wallpaper was the wrapping paper used one Christmas by a London store. Baxter prints hang on the walls.
Makers and roles
Averil Colby, needleworker George Baxter (Lewes 1804 - London 1867), artist