Opulent Dollhouse by Mulvany & Rogers

Opulent Dollhouse by Mulvany & Rogers

Photo Credit: Mail Online

Mulvany and Rogers next to their 16th century dollhouse custom made for a collector passionate about Marie Antoinette and the French revolution.  The house sold for 5 figures.

So let’s step away from fashion and pop culture for a sec to talk about another obsesh of mine: miniatures.

Since I was a little girl I’ve had an appreciation for fine, miniature things.  I used to hand make dollhouse furniture and sew little doll clothes – and I took this craft quite seriously.  There’s something so fascinating to me about ordinary objects rendered in teeny tiny scales.  I can spend great lengths of time just admiring the exquisite, minute detail.

Well, British couple Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers, of Mulvany & Rogers, are responsible for the most expensive dolls house ever made.  They are famed for their one-twelfth scale recreations of existing stately homes and castles, which they build in their house in Holt, Wiltshire.

This dollhouse features fixtures and furnishings made of real crystal, gold, luxury wood, and sterling silver.

“…In their quest for accuracy the model-makers spared no expense in producing the six room masterpiece. Fully dedicated to getting everything perfect, they used essential oils to create odors exactly like the ones they experienced while visiting the real venues themselves. The home’s teeny oil paintings were created by real artists and cost as much as life-sized artwork – running into the thousands. Included in the home are chandeliers made from real crystal.  They spent over £500 on wood alone and the lighting added another £100.  A hand-painted harpsichord to accompany the miniature harp added another £2,500.

Other delights in the amazing home include a dining table made from mahogany. The table is laid with sterling silver cutlery based on a real 16th century set. The dinner forks measure 16mm long while the shorter desert forks are just 12mm.  Also on the pricey table are hand-painted porcelain Sevres plates and real glass goblets. Adding to the luxury across many of the walls is 22 carat gold leaf decorative gilt.  It stands 42 inches high, 67 inches wide and 20 inches deep.”

Via Mail Online

Simply amazing!

8 Responses to Opulent Dollhouse by Mulvany & Rogers

  1. Glamamom says:

    I had a big plastic Barbie Dream House and it suited me just fine. To each his own!

    • yakini says:

      i had that one too! I loved it so much!!!
      it is a VERY privileged little girl who would receive a dollhouse worth in the 5-figures. lol. but of course these types of dollhouses are generally for adult collectors (although im sure there are some parents out there who would splurge on this for their little ones)

  2. Shelly says:

    This is so LOVELY!!! I would want one of these for myself 🙂

  3. Tom says:

    I want that castle for my future little baby. It is gorgeous. 😉

    Have a nice day

  4. that looks a little much for little girls but what do i know…i used to love Barbie’s doll house!

    • yakini says:

      Definitely a bit much for the little ones! But then, this isn’t a dollhouse designed for children. This is for the adult collector.

      Girl, I used to love Barbie’s Dream House too! LOL!!! With the elevator, right?

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