Alternative Name(s): Bureau; Tallboy

Toy chest of drawers, with three drawers, each with metal handle. Each drawer front made of differnet coloured woods in a geometric decorative pattern.

Part of a dolls' house, built around 1920 by Neil McArthur for his much younger half-sister Elizabeth (Beth) Twycross, born in 1917. Neil made the doll's house out of found materials including cigar boxes; he also made many of the furnishings in the doll's house. Some of the contents of the doll's house may date back to the 1860s, played with by ancestor Charlotte Twycross; most date to either the 1920s or the 1940s-50s. In the early 1950s the donor was given the spruced-up doll's house as a birthday present by her parents. In later years her own daughter later added items, although she wasn't allowed to play due to its fragility.

Physical Description

Rectangular chest of drawers. Made of timber pieces, assembled with glue and nails. Stained golden brown.Three drawers; one big drawer on bottom, and two half the size above. Geometric pattern from light and dark pieces of wood on each drawer face. Metal handle in centre of each drawer.

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