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The Dining Room


A view of the whole room. The panelling, flooring and door were treated with stain, shellac and beeswax to create the look of a well-used Tudor interior. The master of the house has left his clay pipe on the hearth.

The dining room demonstrates a keen eye for detail. There is even a small 'churchwarden' clay pipe resting on the hearth and soot creeping up the chimney breast. It creates an authentic Tudor look - far away from a modern flatshare or luxury flat! It is all perfect for a doll's feast.
Entire Dining Room





Court Cupboard   The court cupboard

A standard piece of Tudor furniture.







The Fireplace

The chimney breast was built from thin balsa on a pine frame, coated with polyfilla, painted, and then smoked with a lighted candle.  

The mantel was a piece of pine gouged and textured with a miniature craft drill, then stained and polished. The hearth was made from modelling clay treated with the drill in the same way as the mantel.

The Fireplace





The Corner Cupboard   The Corner Cupboard 

Shown here on its matching table





The Dining Table

With forms and a carver chair, the cartwheel chandelier hanging directly above


  The Dining Table





The Dining Room as it might have been seen from the Minstrels' Gallery. 
Note the flooring on the left hand side of the room. It is pieced from remnants of timber, 
as the carpenter ran out of money and wood before completing the boarding.

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Linda Butt       
April 2010