Lincoln House

Lincoln House is a large double fronted Georgian dolls house1, set circa 1770, with rooms either side of a central stair well. The Venetian window and portico give an imposing façade and you can imagine this as a country seat, the centre piece of your world of wealth, power and influence. Lincoln House has a wide front apron on which there is a lift-off pavement with feature balustrade.

Vital statistics

Dimensions2
Width48"Depth (max)20½" (30")Height (max)48" (55")

Features
Floors 4Rooms13Staircases3External doors2
Internal doors14Opening panels4Windows19Chimney stacks4
Fireplaces10Marbled hearthstones8Chimney pots13Metal railings0
Rooms with panelling4Rooms with wallpaper2Rooms with marbled tiles1Overmantels1
Cooking ranges2Chimney cranes1Bread ovens1Glowing fireboxes2
Jib doors1Washing coppers1Sink & drainer1Pumps1

Lincoln House Photographs3

Exterior

Lincoln House is an imposing country home for a wealthy Georgian family. Exterior style was important to Georgian property owners. If the dolls house is plain painted, it simulates smooth render over the entire exterior. If the brick front panel finish is chosen, this is disguised with stucco to the top of the ground floor to simulate a more desirable, but expensive, stone construction. You can choose the exterior finish for the front panel from: plain painted; exposed brick; or, more grand, ashlar masonry. This is the home of someone who is wealthy and who wants you to know that they are.

The centrepiece of the 5 bay façade of Lincoln House is its Venetian window above the columned portico. The upper façade is finished with a substantial coving with handmade corbel detail and a parapet consisting of solid and turned balustrade sections. Behind the parapet is a shallow angled slated or tiled hipped roof.

Outside there is an apron covered with grouted flagstones upon which stands the pavement, which, once lifted away enable the front panels to be opened and reveal the servants' door into the basement.

Area

Although a country house, Lincoln House has a substantial service area between the pavement outside and the front of the house. The front door is approached via a bridge over the area. This is a house that needs servants and facilities for them are provided. There are (fixed) arched doors which would provide access to storage under a real pavement and there are steps leading down from the pavement to the service area to provide access to the separate servants' entrance door. The floor of the area is finished with grouted flagstones.

Interior

Lincoln House has high ceilings that make the generously sized rooms seem airy and spacious and allow chandeliers to hang well. The proportions allow the serious collector ample scope to furnish the house with the sort of pieces normally associated with a grand Georgian dolls house that won't look cramped or out of place. It has frame and field panelling in the main reception room/dining room into which is built a flush servants' door leading to a servants' back stairs. The family accommodation is on the two central floors connected by an elegant double height entrance hall and main staircase while the servants' quarters, in the basement and top floor, are accessed by separate back stairs.

Basement

The basement of Lincoln House is paved with real slate flagstones and divided into four rooms: a kitchen, a scullery, a pantry and a servants' hall. Servants would have worked and slept in the basement. The front left hand basement room is a scullery with a washing copper with light-up firebox, a lead lined sink and simple fireplace. Behind the scullery is a large pantry with shelves. The middle basement room is the servants' hall and would be a bustling place when the family were entertaining guests upstairs. Servants would cross the Servants' Hall between the kitchen and the stairs to the ground floor above. The stairs and the jib door in the dining room enabled servants to move discretely between the service rooms and the dining room. A borrowed light permits daylight to enter the servants' hall via the scullery.

Basement Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Ground Floor

The ground floor of Lincoln House has two large reception rooms, one either side of the entrance hall and main staircase. The right hand reception room has a jib door that opens into a back hall leading to the back stairs to the basement. The back hall is also accessed via a door from the entrance hall. This would enable a servant working in the basement to come quickly to a visitor waiting at the front door.

Ground Floor Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

First Floor

The first floor of Lincoln House consists of a morning room and a reception room/master bedroom set either side of the galleried first floor landing. A door leads from the back of the first floor landing to a cupboard staircase that leads to the second floor. The cupboard staircase is complete and has winding steps visible through its door at the bottom.

First Floor Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Second Floor

The second floor of Lincoln House has a galleried landing with doors leading to two bedrooms and a dressing room that connects to a third bedroom. An opening side panel provides access and light to the second floor dressing room. Intriguing views are available across the back of the house from the opened side panel through the door of the dressing room, through the galleried second floor landing to the bedroom beyond.

Second Floor Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Stairs

The main stairs in Lincoln House have stringers and separate stain-varnished treads and stair brackets. Even the cupboard stairs to the second floor have winding steps and have a galleried landing.

What is included?

Lincoln House is fully lit and decorated throughout, with your choice of colours from the Farrow & Ball colour card. For orders from August 2015 Lincoln House includes:

Rear dressing room &
Front Left-hand room
2 x single wall sconce
1 x single wall sconce
Middle bedroom &
Landing behind
1 x single wall sconce
1 x single wall sconce
Bedroom2 x single wall sconce
Morning room4-arm brass candle chandelierMain landingFeature crystal chandelier
see above
Library/Master bedroom3-arm brass candle chandelier
2 x single wall sconce
Drawing room6-arm brass candle chandelier
2 x single wall sconce
Entrance Hall1 x black lantern
1 x single wall sconce
Dining room6-arm brass candle chandelier
Rear pantry &
Scullery
1 x black lantern
1 x single wall sconce
Servants' hall1 x single wall sconceKitchen1 x black lantern

Collectors' Upgrades

The following extra cost features can be added to further enhance your dolls house:

If you would like more information about this dolls house please call or email us.

1 As with all collectors items an Anglia Dolls House is not a toy and is unsuitable for children under the age of 14.
2 Sizes are approximate and in inches.
3 Photographs show a variety of houses built over time and may not show all features in our latest specification.