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Cabinet - Withdrawing Room, Dolls' House, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 25753

Summary:
Cabinet from Room 11 - Withdrawing Room, Main Building Section, Pendle Hall. From back wall near fireplace. It could also be used as a writing desk.

It was created by Felicity Clemons as part of a 40 project to create a grand fully-furnished Georgian style country dolls' house. The project began in the 1940's when Felicity's daughter, Antonia, was given a three-room dolls' house by her grandmother. Mrs Clemons was not happy with its scale or authenticity and so began a rebuilding project which resulted in a four storey grand house, now known as Pendle Hall. Although some items were purchased during shopping trips to Melbourne, the majority of furnishings were constructed by Felicity's own hands, using numerous reference books and magazines.
Description:
Tall cabinet with two glass doors and four drawers. Cabinet is black with gold asian imagery. Inside first drawer are four smaller drawers and a small cabinet. This drawers appears to be a writing area.
Acquisition Information:
Tax Donation, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 94 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: crafts, furniture, doll houses, british history
Themes this item is part of: Pendle Hall Dolls' House, Pendle Hall Dolls' House - Room 11 Withdrawing Room, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Dolls' Accessories
Tertiary Classification: dolls' houses
Inscriptions: Text, handwritten on back: Burlan Cabinet/c1750.
Maker: Mrs Felicity Clemons, Tasmania, Australia, 1940-1980

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