This charming dollhouse takes part of the Deauville dollhouses family. This model has glazed windows on the front and an elevator.
The exterior of the dollhouse has lithographed-paper over wood, in white and red tones to simulate the architectural design . The original blue painted roof with half-circle gable window and red and white fascia board with festoons is very decorative. Opened front door with porch, gilded cardboard balustrade, four cut-out windows with original curtains make possible to admire the inside of this dollhouse. The house rests on its wooden painted base : imitating marble and yellow on top. Original wooden stairs.
The entire front opens to reveal two rooms, each with original wall and floor paper. The elevator with its opening door operates in a pulley system from a brass lever at the side.
The furnishings with rare yellow colored wood and gilted Dresden trim, fits perfectly with the style of the house.
The house is 18 1/8"(46 cm) high, 11 "(28 cm) wide and 10 1/4"(26 cm) deep including stairs. Canopy bed is 4 3/4"(12 cm) long and 5 1/2"(14 cm) high. Mirrored buffet is 5 3/8"(13.5 cm) high.
Very good to excellent condition for this furnished dollhouse.
By Villard & Weill - Circa 1920. This dollhouse is on the cover of the book Villard & Weill - Antique Deauville Dollhouse published by Belle Epoque Dolls.
Full of charm and colorful !