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Dolls' House - F.A. Clemons, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 24092

Summary:
21-room, fully-furnished dolls' house, representing a typical English country house of the Georgian period that would have been built around 1740. Some interiors that have been remodelled to the taste of the 'owners' up to about 1960. The house comes with boards showing construction materials and methods.

It was created by Felicity Clemons. She began working on it in the 1940s when her daughter Antonia, then about three years old, was given a three-roomed dolls' house by her grandmother. Mrs Clemons was not happy with its scale or authenticity and so began a rebuilding project which continued for a period of about 40 years and has resulted in a four-storey grand house, now known as Pendle Hall.
Description:
21 room, four storey dolls house, which depicts a grand fully-furnished Georgian style country house, presented in the mid 19th century with some remodelling representing new fashions in interior design. The house contains grand family rooms, and `below stairs' areas of the house, such as the kitchen, laundry and staff quarters.
Acquisition Information:
Tax Donation, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2270 mm (Height), 2185 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: With side sections Closed.

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Tagged with: crafts, doll houses, british history
Themes this item is part of: Pendle Hall Dolls' House, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 1 Larder & Store Room, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 2 Nursery, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 3 Mr & Mrs Proudfoot's Bedroom, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 5 Servant's Hall, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 6 Kitchen, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 8 Cellar, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 9 Laundry, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 10 Linen Room, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 12 Entrance Hall, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 13 Dining Room, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 14 Library, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 15 Bathroom, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 16 First Landing, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 17 Morning Room, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 18 Blue Bedroom, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 20 Top Landing, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 7 Pantry, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 11 Withdrawing Room, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 19 Oak Bedroom, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 21 Chinese Bedroom, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Dolls' Accessories
Tertiary Classification: dolls' houses
Maker: Mrs Felicity Clemons, Tasmania, Australia, 1940-1980

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