• Short Summary

    Various miniature pieces of furniture decorate an antique doll's house.

  • Description

    Surbiton, Surrey.

    L/S of an elderly woman opening the doors of a doll's house. It is a Georgian style house owned by Mrs Sarita Clayton-Mitchell. The interior is full of miniature furniture. C/U of Mrs Clayton-Mitchell. C/U of the interior of the doll's house. C/Us of various miniature items including a tea set on a tiny table. The house has been "modernised" by five generations of the family and in 1955 is worth £3000. C/U of the bedroom and of a table which has a miniature photograph and letter writing set upon it. The Empire room is named after the Empire style "love seats" presented to Mrs Clayton-Mitchell's mother by Empress Eugenie. C/U of a light fitting and C/Us of the bathroom. Various shots of different rooms including the kitchen complete with pots and pans, a real mouse skin rug "adds a Lilliputian 'big-game' touch to the entrance hall".

    A cigarette held in a pair of tweezers is held against the dining room furniture to provide a contrast. C/U of Mrs Clayton-Mitchell. Japanese statuettes, French colour prints and a solid silver tea set are to be found amongst the decorations. A household match is used to show the size of miniature pipes. A half crown coin is held beside a miniature cat for the same purpose. Narrator makes a joke about there not being enough room to swing a cat.

    Note: for search purposes - alternative spelling: dolls house.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    27.26
    Media URN:
    15520
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:38:00 / 02:00:15:00
    Canister:
    CP 015

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