Miniature Interior Diorama by Helen Bruce

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A vitrine depicting a doll house interior using antique fabric and elements. Entitled, "La Vie en Miniature" and signed H. Bruce, fecit. Ca. 1950.

Helen Bruce, b. 1880, was an Antique Dealer in New York City who also sold antique dolls and antique miniature, dollhouse accessories, from which she created these dioramas depicting 19th century millinery shops and interiors. She was especially patronized by Elizabeth Havemeyer Webb, whose collection of 30+ examples are in The Shelburne Museum in Vermont.
Details
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
Ca. 1950
Period
1950-1959
Color
Brown
Materials and Techniques
Antique doll house furnishings
Fabric
Other Characteristics
Antique doll house furnishings and fabric
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
10 in. H x 15 in. W x 4.75 in. D
25 cm H x 38 cm W x 12 cm D
Dealer Location
Long Island City, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U0902107785804
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