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Lutyens’s fabulous dolls’ house for Queen Mary

October 20th, 2010

Edwin Lutyens, born in 1869, was one of the 20th Century’s most eminent architects.  As well as deigning numerous English country houses, he also designed and built a section of the metropolis of Delhi, known as New Delhi.  However, one of his most well known commissions was on a slightly smaller scale.

It was Princess Marie Louise, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, who first approached Lutyens to design and build a dolls’ house fro Queen Mary, the consort of Marie Louise’s  first cousin, King George V.  Queen Mary was an avid collector, particularly of “tiny craft”.  In response, Lutyens gathered together the country’s most prominent painters, furniture makers and artisans to create the amazing Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, which now belongs to Queen Elizabeth II.

To read more about the history of this beautiful house, you can visit The Daily Telegraph’s website which features an edited extract from the book, “The Queen’s Dolls’ House” by Lucinda Lambton.

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One Comment to “Lutyens’s fabulous dolls’ house for Queen Mary”


  1. I thought your readers would be interested to know there is a new dedicated Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House here:

    http://www.queenmarysdollshouse.org/

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