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    Posted 1 year ago

    vintagelamp
    (792 items)

    Found this in a favorite antique shop today and just had to bring it home. I think that it is fantastic!
    Dimensions
    26.0" W x 38.0" H x 19.5" D

    Goodramsgate Tudor dollhouse by Peter Mattinson. This custom, hand crafted model house depicts a classic English Tudor style building with half-timber exterior, red brick ground level, and terracotta tile style roof. The interior exhibits other late medieval architectural details like the red and green decorated main room with its carved fireplace mantle board, large fireplace in the kitchen, hanging candles. Plaque on the side of its base reading “Peter Mattinson York, England”.
    From the internet regarding the actual building/house:
    Originally a large timber-framed building running some considerable distance back from the street frontage, and built in the late 15th or early 16th century to a height of three storeys. The upper floors are jettied on the front, but not at the rear.
    The front elevation is particularly attractive with its downward curving timber braces arranged in pairs. These were revealed during the restoration work of 1929 when the rendering was removed, and the building extensively restored by the architects Brierley and Rutherford. Though dormer windows were inserted in 1929 there are in fact no attics, the second floor being open to the roof.
    The property was restored at the instigation of Mr Cuthbert Morrell in circa 1932 and transferred to the ownership of this Trust in 1957. The building was for many years used as a café, and is now a popular Italian restaurant.
    From the internet:
    Higher-status houses
    York Conservation Trust purchased No.60 Goodramgate in 2001 and owns several other historic houses in the street. The higher-status houses are on the east side of the thoroughfare. Nos.43 and 45 were acquired by Cuthbert Morrell in 1931-2 and were transferred into the ownership of the trust in 1957. No.45 is an impressive three-story house dating from the late 15th/early 16th century with jettied upper storeys and expressive timber framing which was exposed in a restoration undertaken in 1929 by architects Brierley and Rutherford. There are oriel windows on the first floor; the dormer windows were added in 1929 although there is no attic floor.
    From the internet:
    Number 45 Goodramgate is a late-medieval half-timbered building that dates back to the late 15th or early 16th century: early Tudor, in other words. It would probably have been the home of a wealthy York citizen, with a shop in front, says Philip. And this splendid, high-ceilinged room would have been the dining hall.
    The charms of 45 Goodramgate don’t end with this room. There is another seating area upstairs, reached by a twisty timber staircase. Like the dining hall, it is full of old timber beams, and there is a lovely deep-set window with what was possibly once a window seat looking out over Goodramgate.

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    Comments

    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      You are right vintagelamp, I do love it!! Amazing house and doll house. Do you know when the doll house was made? Do you have furniture or is that a hunt to begin now? I can just imagine how fun it will be to decorated the inside :)!!!!!!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      Hello, I found this page about the artist Peter Mattison and doll houses he has made. Your house is in there :)
      https://www.petermattinsonartwork.co.uk/dolls-house-architecture/
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      So vintagelamp you can write them and ask when the house was made. Get as much info as you can to add to it. It's actually a piece of 3 dimensional art. Wonderful!
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
      Elisabethan,
      Thank you! I will. It is amazing that these look so old but, in reality, are not that old at all.If I find out more, I will add to the post. Thanks again for the information. There is a smaller house on ebay for a lot of money. One sold for over $20,000. I guess I got a tremendous deal :).
    5. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      What a fantastic find ! Will be fun decorating and filling up inside :-)
    6. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      This is great, I love seeing anything that will bring past time periods to life. So many historical novels about the crowded conditions of housing in cities (London), how the top of them across the street from each other were quite close as they jutted out.

      Also a reminder that the street gutter was the sewage system, pots and basin full trown out the top windows....the smell had to be hard to bear.

      My favorite pastime when I travel in Europe is looking at the architecture of old establishments, that is certainly on thing we don't have much of in Canada. Thanks for posting.
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      Vintagelamp you are welcome! They are fantastic. I think the price is because they are not "just"doll houses but art. Very interesting indeed. I am happy for you.
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
      Manikin,
      Thank you! It will be fun decorating on a small scale. I got it for such a great price as well!
    9. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
      truthordare,
      Yes, it gives me a chance to see how some of my predecessors lived prior to coming to the US. At first I thought that the dormer windows were missing, but I read that the upper windows were often left without glass. There appears to be a groove where inside shutters could have been added. From the internet:
      Two windows with square timber mullions were originally unglazed, but were probably shuttered in bad weather or may have been covered with a coarse canvas. This was sis thought that the glass was milar to the window in the west gable of the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, which was formerly unglazed but had a shuttering groove.
      I found the above information very interesting and believe that I may have had a benefit price wise because others thought that the glass was missing.
      Yes, I had heard about the sewage issues...pretty nasty.
      Thank you for the comments :)
    10. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
      Elisabethan,
      Thank you so much. I feel fortunate to have this house. Any idea how I can shrink myself and take up residence????
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      You will find the answer in the Luc Besson film "Arthur and the Invisibles" from 2006.
      When you get the hang of it please invite me for tea, I'll flye there on my bumblebee :)
    12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
      Wow! Knew I liked you for a reason. I'll look up the film and await your landing.
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 10 months ago
      Returned to your post today to admire your house, only to find I was 4 month late to see your invitation for tea :) Hope all is well with you.
    14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      Elisabethan,
      Great to hear from you! Thought that your bumblebee may be under the weather...
    15. Lata Lata, 10 months ago
      Beautiful! love it.
    16. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 10 months ago
      Lata,
      Thank you for the nice comment!!!

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