August 27, 2010

I'll Take Crazy Vintage Dollhouses For $500, Alek!

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There's gotta be a story or two here behind this incredible, handmade 3-ft wide, hexagonal dollhouse, which dt reader Christine just spotted on eBay.

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First off, obviously, What the hey? Those steeply raked rooms look like theatrical set tricks, stages for playing, not just for filling with dolls.

And then of course, there's this:

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"Built by H. P (?) Mahon 1965
for his Granddaughters
Ann and ??lise Mahon"

Is this a model of Grandma ahd Grandpa Mahon's house? Of of the little Mahon's own custom modernist house, which has since been razed and replaced with a McMansion? Did Grandma use that thing like a voodoo doll set, trying to compel that daughter-in-law of hers to bring the kids over more often? Or--

Or whatever, maybe it's just someone cleaning out the basement or flipping a sweet garage sale find. I'm just saying, for five large, I'd like a few stories thrown in.

Vintage retro Eames era mid cent hand made doll house, opening bid $500, pickup in NJ, auction ends 9/2 [ebay via dt crazy vintage dollhouse correspondent christine]

1 Comment

Greg, it's BAAACK. Price is way down to $150. Still not low enough for me!

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