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Precision Workmanship - engineered parts pre-cut to really work**
3/8" thick upper floors
Movable room dividers accept standard doors
Wooden shingles for the roof
Step-by-step instructions with detailed drawings
10" Floor to ceiling height
A unique assembly process features grooved connectors for ease of assembly, guaranteed fit and durability
Assembled window frames and assembled raised panel door
Detailed staircases with banisters and landing rail
Roof cresting add an interesting flair to the roof top
Shaped, solid wood moldings add unique style to the extended floor edges
Sturdy Construction features 3/8" thick pre-bricked and painted walls
The mansard roof maximizes the living and decorating space on the third floor of this dollhouse.
Second Empire is an architectural style that was popular during the
Victorian era, reaching its zenith between 1865 and 1880, and so named for
the “French” elements in vogue during the era of the Second French Empire. While
a distinct style unto itself, some Second Empire styling cues, such as
quoins, have an indirect relationship to the styles previously in vogue,
Gothic Revival and Italianate eras.
In the United States, the Second Empire style usually combined a rectangular
tower, or similar element, with a steep, but short, mansard roof; the roof being
the most noteworthy link to the style’s French roots. This tower element could
be of equal height of the top most floor, or could exceed the height of the rest
of the structure by a story or two. The mansard roof crest was often topped with
an iron trim, sometimes referred to as “cresting”. In some cases, lightning rods
were integrated into the cresting design, making the feature useful beyond its
decorative features. The exterior style could be expressed in either wood, brick
or stone. More elaborate examples frequently featured paired columns as well as
sculptured details around the entrances, windows and dormers. The purpose of the
ornament was to make the structure appear imposing, grand and expensive.
Floor plans for Second Empire residences could either be symmetrical, which
placed the tower (or tower-like element) in the center or asymmetrical in nature
in which the tower or tower-like element would be placed to one side.
Size: 32W x 20D x 42½
Shipping Weight: 50 lbs
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