Dolls House Emporium signs royal licence

Katie Roberts

By Katie Roberts

March 27th 2012 at 11:25AM
Dolls House Emporium signs royal licence

Firm given rights to reproduce authentic collection from The Queen's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle.

The Derbyshire-based company is a designer and supplier of 1:12th scale dolls’ houses and accessories and, working with the Royal Collection, is crafting miniature furniture, accessories, decor and architecture, authentically reproducing those designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Queen Mary in 1924.

The Dolls’ House Emporium was given access to Royal Collection photography of the Dolls’ House to ensure its new products would be perfect replicas.

The items were carefully made to look just like the real thing and will be launched to collectors from April. The first selection includes reproductions from The Queen’s Bedroom - from the unique décor to the finely upholstered furniture and decorative ornaments and plants.

Managing director Jackie Lee, said: "It really is a privilege to be able to replicate some of the beautiful items that feature in The Queen's Dolls' House. This house is a perfect representation of a Royal household at the beginning of the 20th Century, albeit on a small scale!

"The attention to detail is extraordinary. From the collective works of Shakespeare and Dickens in the Library, to the 1:12 scale pea to be placed under the mattress in the Princess Royal’s room.

"Our aim is to remain true to the original designs, create pieces to reflect their quality, and make them available to everyone. We are inviting people to have their own exquisite little piece of history."

Available from April, the reproductions include a finely-crafted roll-top walnut writing desk, the exquisite Queen Anne four-poster bed, an Aubusson carpet, a dressing table with beauty accessories and much more.