Making dollhouses, room boxes and miniatures for fun and relaxation
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Solar is what the Tudors called their bedrooms. Beds were the most important furniture in the house because it showed how wealthy you were. Rich Tudor people had a Great Bed. The most famous Tudor bed is the Great Bed of Ware, on display at Victoria and Albert Museum in London (although right now on loan elsewhere). I built the bed for my house with this remarkable bed in mind.
In the top left picture you can also see a chest. If you have read about my Victorian house you may recognise it, but I have added metal hinges and decorations, all as described in a book about Tudor dollhouses.