Monday, 6 June 2011
Snowshill Manor - a look inside. (posting two:Samurai armour, poison boxes, musical instruments and spinning wheels)
He bought these just down the road from the Manor and this is just a small selection of those in his collection.
One of many dolls houses. I wonder if Charles Wade allowed his children to play with these?
Below are his collection of bikes, and you can just see those pushchairs again in the background.
There is a wooden one in the bottom right which is similar to todays models and is on wheels to allow baby to move around.
If you look carefully at that pole just right of the centre, you can see attached to it, near it's base, is a wooden ring. A child sat in here and was able to move round and round. It's definitely older than Victorian ...you can tell that, because if it was Victorian, there would be machinery attached to the other end, which the child would be operating, and someone would be making vast sums of money out of the whole affair.
Below is the same room but the other end of it.
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...
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