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Vanity Desk - Chinese Bedroom, Dolls' House, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 27031

Summary:
Vanity desk from Room 21 - Chinese Bedroom, Main Building Section, Pendle Hall. From right side wall.

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:
Combination vanity table and writing desk. Upper section is a small writing table with a front that opens and has five small drawers, two pigeon holes and a writing area with a large mirror at the back painted in maroon and gold with Chinese imagery. The lower section is a table that is also painted maroon and gold with some fret work around the upper sections.
Acquisition Information:
Tax Donation, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 143 mm (Height), 49 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 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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