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Stettheimer Dollhouse

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Attention New Yorkers! Check out this ongoing exhibit currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York. Anna's obsessed with it and you'll see why. Carrie Walter Stettheimer (1869-1944) spent nearly two decades hand-crafting this gilded age doll house mansion.
 

"Styles vary from room to room, yet the wallpapers, furniture, and fixtures are all characteristic of the period following World War I. The dollhouse is particularly notable for its original, miniaturized works crafted especially for Stettheimer by renowned avant-garde artists of the 1920s, including a 3-inch version of Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp. From the Limoges vases in the chintz bedroom to the crystal-trimmed candelabra in the salon, Stettheimer infused her artistic sensibility into every detail of the house." (Text taken from the Museum of the City of New York

Photo courtesy of  Museum of the City of New York. 
 

Carrie Walter Stettheimer (1869-1944). Stettheimer Doll House. ca. 1920. Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer, 1945. 45.125.1

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