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Desk - Larder & Store Room, Dolls' House, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 25761

Summary:
Desk from Room 1 - Larder & Store Room, Basement, Left Section, Pendle Hall. From far right hand wall, next to meat cool store.

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:
Rectangular wooden desk, stained dark brown. Small border of wood across the back of the desk top. Desk has four legs and a bottom shelf. Scalloped decorative spandrils between the table legs, and across the base of the bottom shelf.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 80 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 1 Larder & Store Room, 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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