The Boys' Collection: Antique Dollhouses, Doll Rooms, Stores, Kitchens, and Miniatures by: Florence Theriault
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This large format reference book details via close-up photography and detailed text the hundreds of antique doll items sold on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at an important Theriault's Dollmasters auction. Includes prices realized.
European collectors of fine dollhouses and miniatures were accustomed to see the familiar faces of Stefan Hogl and Juergen Suerig at auctions and private sales over the past 15 years, and a collective groan could be heard from competitive bidders who knew that the best and rarest would go to them. American collectors became familiar with them upon the publication of two recent dollhouse books, "Ormolu Dollhouse Accessories" and "Christian Hacker" by Swantje Kohler, in which their collection was prominently featured. Yet no one knew exactly how large and extensive their collection had become.
All this changed on Sunday, January 9, 2011, when Theriault's Dollmasters conducted an important complete auction of "The Boys' Collection." This large format reference book details the items sold that day in stunning detail.
Featuring 35 rooms, kitchens and stores from the Christian Hacker firm, well as a number from Moritz Gottschalk, May and Widmayer, Muehl, Kinder & Breit, Paul Hunger and others. In addition, there is a fine group of rooms and stores from the early Biedermeier period, French rooms, a wonderful collection of early theatres, and more. The rooms, stores and kitchens are, quite literally, filled to overflow with all those little objects that make a house a home and make a store worth visiting. Yet individual furnishings and accessories, too, are important in the collection, ranging from the rare and obscure ormolu pieces featured in the book "Ormolu Dollhouse Accessories" to the very rare set of white Boulle furnishings from Walterhausen, and the white Rock and Graner ensemble. There are quite easily hundreds and hundreds of the rarest of the rare in this category.
And about that name, "The Boys' Collection." Somewhere along the line of collecting, the tag name just attached itself to the collection both in collector circle conversation and in the credit lines of books. It seemed appropriate, for this auction, to continue.
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- Width: 10.5 inches
- Height: 10.5 inches
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- Weight: 3.56 pounds
- Hard Cover with dust jacket