The Stettheimer Dollhouse, Sheila Clark
Carrie Walter Stettheimer (1869-1944) wove together the fashion and style of New York’s high society in the early twentieth century to create one of the finest dollhouses in the world. Styles of decoration vary from room to room, yet the wallpapers, furniture, and fixtures are all characteristic of the period following World War I. The result is a magnificent work of art, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York.
Sheila W. Clark, Curator of the Toy Collection at the Museum of the City of New York, provides commentary about each artist in the collection, while descriptions and full-color photographs of each room in the dollhouse offer an intimate tour of this delightful masterpiece.