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The Victorian Series from Real Good Toys' New Concept Dollhouse Line are a variety of Second Empire style. As with all New Concept houses, it has movable room partitions so you can create your own floor plan if you want. It is made with beautiful MDF board. It comes with pre-assembled Houseworks windows and working doors. You can also upgrade your house with shutters and working windows. This New Concept houses now come with the clapboard siding pre-milled into the exterior surfaces of all of the outside walls of the house. No more gluing on of siding! (though they are still available with smooth exterior walls). These kits come complete to finish the houses as shown in each picture (excluding landscape, shutters, glue & paint). They all come with shingles, pre-cut trims, posts and rails, interior stairs, gingerbread, chimneys, steps, and instructions. Even all necessary mitre cuts have been made. No cutting (except roof shingles) just assemble, glue and paint. Size: 32"W x 27"D x 43"H.
The New Concept houses also have been grooved to make assembly easier. You can also Mix-and-Match. Lets say that you like a particular house that you see in one picture, but you want dormers with it, or a different porch, or a different room extension, or different windows. Just tell us what you want and we will tell you how much it will cost. There is no extra charge for this service. Because these houses are packed in component packs, the factory can customize the packs to put together your Dream House. You only pay for what you get. And, with Mott's Online Discounts, you pay less for it when you buy from Mott’s!
The Second Empire in France inspired a highly decorative, sometimes garnish style in architecture. Americans took traditional components and combined them with the "contemporary" Mansard style to create what many people today consider the archetypical Victorian. The 3200 series is an effective melding of the elements of American architecture extant in the 1870's.
|Model # RGT3200
Wall Finish: MM
32"W x 27"D x 43"H
Classic Features Include:
- Complete Kit includes everything you need to finish as shown*
- Precision Workmanship - engineered parts pre-cut to really work**
- Sturdy Construction features 3/8" thick exterior walls and grooved sidewalls for easy, one-step assembly, guaranteed fit and durability
- 3/8" thick upper floors
- Partial Front-Opening Access
- Pre-assembled windows and doors
- Durable gingerbread trim is 1/8" thick
- Movable room dividers accept standard doors
- Shutters not included (but are available to purchase separately)
- New Concept Collection Staircase...un-compromised detail is standard equipment
- Circular Staircase Upgrade can be custom ordered for any "New Concept" Collection dollhouse
- Wooden shingles for the roof
- Step-by-step instructions with detailed drawings
- 9 7/16" Floor to ceiling height
- Additions and/or porches also available separately
- Kit includes P402 8" Gingerbread Porch.
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.
This style also found its way in commercial structures, and was often used
when designing state institutions. Several psychiatric hospitals proved the
style's adaptability in their size and functions. Prior to the construction of
The Pentagon in the 1940s, the Second Empire–styled Ohio State Asylum for the
Insane in Columbus, Ohio was reported to be the largest building under one roof
in the U.S., though the title may actually belong to Greystone Park Psychiatric
Hospital, another Kirkbride Second Empire asylum.
Second Empire was succeeded by the
Queen Anne Style era, and its sub-styles, which enjoyed great popularity
until the rise of the “Revival Era” in American architecture just before the end
of the 19th century.
Leland Roth refers to the style as "Second Empire Baroque." Mullett-Smith
calls it the "Second Empire or General Grant style" due to its popularity in
building government buildings during the Grant administration.
The architect H.H. Richardson designed several of his early residences in the
style, "evidence of his French schooling." These projects include the
Crowninshield House, Boston Massachusetts, 1868, the H.H. Richardson House,
Staten Island, New York, 1868 and the Dorsheimer House, Buffalo, New York, 1868.
Assemble Service: This house is also available assembled and finished. See link below for details.
Shipping Weight: 50 lbs
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Size: 32W x 27D x 43H
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