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Doll House
  • Yinka Shonibare
    born 1962
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom, Nigeria
  • Doll House, 2002
  • Where object was made: London, England, United Kingdom
  • wood, plaster, paint, cloth
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 32.4 x 20.3 x 27.3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/4 x 8 x 10 3/4 in
  • Gift of Regina Taylor and Peter Norton
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, N6
  • 2002.0121.a-v
Label Text

Model of two-story London townhouse (object a) with furniture for each floor. House has textured surfaces (“bricks” on exterior walls, moldings over door and bay window). Bottom floor has in-set door and bay window. Top floor has two windows. Black slate roof with brick chimney. The following objects accompany the house:
Object b: Reproduction of Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 14.00 Hours (1998) by Yinka Shonibare
Object c: Cabinet with shelves and books
Object d: Wing chair
Object e: Footstool
Object f: Large bureau
Object g: Fireplace
Object h: Round table
Object i: Side table
Objects j and k: Two chairs
Object l: bowl
Object m: cup
Object n: Canopy bed
Object o: Mirror
Object p: Small bureau
Object q: Reproduction of The Swing (1767) by Jean-Honore Fragonard
Object r: Fireplace
Object s: Chair
Object t: Pitcher
Object u: Bowl
Object v: Washstand, on which pitcher (t) and bowl (u) sit.
Objects a-m belong on first floor and objects n-v belong on the second floor.