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En 1850, un couple de Liverpool fabriquait pour leur fille Emma, alors âgée de 6 ans, une maison de poupée. Le mari, charpentier, fit la maison, l’épouse créa les tentures, draperies et tous les linges de lit. Les poupées, porcelaines, et le mobilier intérieur vint de Suisse et d’Allemagne. La maison est mise aux enchères cette semaine, à partir de £10,000.

A beautiful Victorian doll's house made by a couple for their six-year-old daughter more than 150 years ago is set to be auctioned

A husband and wife known only as Mr and Mrs Newton, from Liverpool, worked together in 1850 to create the house and its furnishings for their daughter, Emma

The dolls, china, utensils and some of the more elaborate furniture were produced in Switzerland and Germany at that time and were added to the doll's house during the family's holidays abroad

Mr Newton, a lawyer and amateur carpenter, created the house while his wife made the bedclothes

La maison de poupée a suivi Emma Newton quand elle s’est mariée avec le révérend Usher Miles, et fit le bonheur de leurs cinq filles. Après la mort de son époux en 1912, Emma Miles déménagea à Cheltenham, avec sa maison de poupée, où elle demeura jusqu’à son décès en 1931. La maison fut alors transmise à son second fils, le Dr William Miles, à Bewdley, Worcestershire.

The house and its furnishings, which are all to scale, has been played with by children for the past 100 years

The toy is to be put up for auction by Chorley's near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on November 28

The doll's house moved to Askham Richard, Yorkshire, when Emma Newton married the Rev. Usher Miles and was much loved and played with by their five daughters

A spokesperson for Chorley's said: 'Almost all the toy collection is in original condition and was collected to create a toy museum, which unfortunately never happened'
A spokesperson for Chorley's said: 'Almost all the toy collection is in original condition and was collected to create a toy museum, which unfortunately never happened'

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has had the collector's piece since the 1970s

QUand le docteur décéda à son tour en 1953, la maison revint à sa fille, Pauline Taylor, qui la préserva jusqu’en 1972, date à laquelle elle arriva dans le mains de son propriétaire actuel, qui souhaite rester anonyme.
Beautiful presentation: The first floor boasts two exceptionally well-furnished reception rooms with two equally well laid-out bedrooms on the second floor

Behind closed doors: The doll's house has an entrance hall with a kitchen and laundry room on the ground floor

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