Dollhouse comes apart to 4 pieces (pediment, cupboard, base and stool) plus contains two dolls and over 125 pieces of furniture and sets of accessories on three floors. Has hidden interior lighting on each floor and back wall is covered with fabric in a "wallpaper" print with pegrails on each floor.

Dimensions: 60" high x 38" wide x 18" deep

 

The first project began in 1987, when I showed a small setting of things to some customers of my dolls and let it be known I was going to do a whole dollhouse. Little did I realize in my excitement to begin that it would turn out to take nearly ten years to complete with the enormous mission requiring design all the pieces and then figuring out how to make them. If it hadn't been for the belief in my work by some wonderful patrons who placed orders for the first ones, and were willing to wait all that time in spite of my protests, there would never have been a dollhouse at all. Now that all of that is well behind me, the length of time needed to complete a few dollhouses working all the pieces in groups is about 18 months for the first ones, with the others following along in about 2 month intervals. This allows for payment plans on the part of the customers, usually a necessary detail in something that costs as much as my first real house back in 1976 (real as it was with no electricity or running water - but then, the dollhouse does not have these amenities either).

Making dollhouses began as an idea that since I have always spent so much effort on accessories for my dolls, that I should put it all together into a "house". I chose a cupboard style for the house itself so as to be a "frame" around the real work, which is all the individual things. There are over 125 individual pieces and sets including two dolls whose house it is and many of the pieces are to be seen on pages 3 - 6. Everything that goes into the dollhouse is part of a complete artistic statement where all the items, their colors and textures were thought out in relation to each other. The style of the house and all its contents is in an Early American theme - my favorite period of things. This style was humble and simple, but often not without a little touch of the maker say in a curve where one wasn't needed or using pleasing colors to enhance the piece when it was done. Time has shown just how appealing this is as real antiques of this type are amongst the most sought after and carry some of the highest price tags. As much as possible, everything works - drawers open and so do cupboard doors showing shelves within. Everything may be rearranged, including things on the walls (they are not glued) and the two wall cupboards that have special hangers so that they may change locations. Nothing in the house is purchased except the washtub and even this is carefully treated to remove its shiny newness and then painted. Other things such as the pewter silverware, the baskets and the hand thrown yellow ware pottery were designed by me and carefully executed by other craftsmen friends as is the house itself, for being as large as it is, it requires a real cabinet maker to construct its 2 paneled doors, peaked pediment, base and the stool to sit oneself on in order to play within. It has hidden interior lighting and a storage bin for extra things under the stool's seat (a suggestion from one owner of the first edition).

EDITION #2 COMPLETE DOLLHOUSE - ONLY ONE LEFT FOREVER
(Edition #1 was 12 Dollhouses) (Edition #2 has 1 left of 8)
Price -
$12,500. THIS IS NOW SOLD

UNFINISHED EMPTY DOLLHOUSES - ORDERING THESE IS STILL POSSIBLE
A few unfinished houses with stools will be available for those who have already been collecting all of the furniture and accessories I make in this scale, but these are only sold under two conditions. One, you must paint and finish it yourself or have it done for you (paint, supplies and basic instructions provided - interior is prepainted for you) and you must be able to come and pick it up.
Unfinished, Empty Dollhouse, Stool and Finishing Supplies  - Unfinished, Empty Dollhouse, Stool and Finishing Supplies $2,500 (20% deposit required, balance due at pick up time or in installments). Please call. 6 month wait. Long term payments are encouraged.

SHIPPING? - It is possible to ship the dollhouses but of course adds considerably to the cost). This note was added so that others who live far might realize it can be done.

Please call (603-835-6551) or email (email@gailwilsondesigns.com) for more details. Photos of various small settings can be seen on my website on the Furniture and Accessories page.

ALL ITEMS BELOW ARE SOLD OUT. WE DO FIND THE ODD PIECE NOW AND THEN SO KEEP CHECKING THE GARAGE SALE PAGE

The following items have been part of the Early American Doll Series Club that began many years ago with twelve items and kept going and going. So many people have loved these pieces, which have such a nice scale (not traditional dollhouse scale) for 8 or 9" dolls, that I have included them for sale separately. Many of them are pieces which began as dollhouse furnishings for the dollhouse shown below (scroll down). Production is very limited, so sometimes we may have to tell you that there will be a wait. Unfortunately, there are no kits for these things. You will find many other things in this same scale sold both in kit and finished form Click here, for the Early American Doll Series.

SCALE: For dolls 8-9" tall (Taller cupboards are about 12" tall)


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All items are finished. No kits.

(a) Pewter Flatware - Two Place Setting

$24

(b) Knife Box (holds pewter flatware)

$24
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(c) Yellow Ware - Set #1 Dishes for Two (7Pcs)

$45

(d) Yellow Ware - Set #2 Cov'd Potty, Pitcher, Basin

$38

(e) Yellow Ware - Set #3 3 Lg Bowls, Pie Dish, Rolling Pin, Canister

$45

(f) Two-Shelf Platerack

$48

(g) 9-Drawer Spice Chest

$50

(h) Stepstool

$20

(i) Set of Three Braided Rugs (all larger & different - not shown)

$125

(j) Kitchen Things (wooden spoon, rolling pin, wall box, firkin, breadboard)

$78

(k) Handmade Market Basket

$45

(l) Red Painted Dough Box Filled with Rag Balls

$36

(m) Wallbox with Drawer for Sewing Things

$35

(n) Potty with Lift-Lid (fits Yellow Ware Potty)

$38

(o) Painted Wooden Wall Sconce with Pewter Candlestick

$28

(p) Pine Green Painted High Chair (for smaller 3" dolls)

$38

(q) Stool to go with Wing Chair

$15

(r) Upholstered Loveseat
with Quilt

$145

(s) Side Table with Drawer>

$58

(t) Drysink (in pine green) with Wood Basin and Wood Buckets

$195

(u) Setback Cupboard

$250

Additional Accessories for Setback Shelves (wooden bowls, red firkin and set of pantry boxes)

$84

(v) Corner Cupboard

$275

(w) Lift-Top One-Drawer Blanket Chest

$225

(x) Six Board Chest

$85

(y) Hanging Wall Cupboard with Paneled Door

$165

(z) Blue Two-Door Cupboard or Wardrobe

$250
(aa) Fabric Cupboard with Drawers and Fabrics

$64

(ab) Gardening Things

$135
(ac) Lift-Top Secretary
and Diary
$84

(ad) Washstand Set (see photo below)

$145
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(ad) Washstand Set - basket and rug not included.


Display Case Plans

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Of all my work, the shadowboxes are one of my favorite things because they combine in a small setting lots of small things and lots of color. The painted wood boxes have removable lids and glass fronts that open so you can get at things and rearrange even after it is hung on the wall. The back wall is fabric covered and there is interior lighting to show off the contents. CUSTOM SHADOWBOXES with other items that I make are also available.

ORIGINAL SHADOWBOX (16”w x 10”tall x 4”d)- This one is an old favorite that showcases tiny toys and doll outfits on a she lf-pegrack. 15 items in all. (Choice of colors on box)

$395 SOLD OUT


THE SEWING ROOM (13”w x 12”tall x 8”d) The Sewing Room has a handmade basket, and a cupboard filled with fabrics and sewing accessories. Included in the 21 items is a cross stitch sampler, a handmade basket, and a tiny raggedy Ann. A peg-wooden doll waits for doll clothes in her very tiny chair and a coordinating braided rug sits on the floor.

$595 SOLD OUT


THE LAUNDRY ROOM (13”w x 12”tall x 8”d) - This theme pulls 16 colorful items together that include a handmade laundry basket with laundry, an antiqued washtub, scrub board, drying rack, stool, clothespins and carrying box, pegrack on the wall with hanging clothes and small accessories. Of course there's also an ironing board and flat iron sitting on a braided rug.

$495 SOLD OUT


SMALL THINGS (17”w x 12”tall x 5”d) - Has 13 items, including 9-drawer spice box, fabric cupboard, sampler,two Shaker boxes, peg-wooden doll, iron, spoolrack, pin cushion, slate, set of spools and cow pulltoy.

$395 SOLD OUT

THE EARLY AMERICAN DOLL SERIES SHADOWBOX (19"w x 14"tall x 8"d ) - 22 items from this best loved series, including the doll and her doll both in chairs with a mix of items to balance the space and the colors.

$595 SOLD OUT