Velvet curtains sweep away to reveal rows and rows of books. Light from a candelabra flickers across the dusty volumes. In the shadows, papers and photographs peek from their hiding places tucked among the tomes. A ladder reaches to the very top shelf, where four wooden crates rest, each containing strange and wondrous antique documents. An old bust of Queen Victoria perches in the center, watchfully guarding the tiny treasures. This is the Library of Forgotten Books!
Each of the pieces in this collection has been carefully designed and executed to fit together as a whole---and every piece resounds with life and history, created using original antique documents and books. The 300 books lining the shelves have been lovingly and painstakingly crafted to resemble the real thing. High resolution images printed on textured paper give the covers unsurpassed detail and dimensionality (books do not open). This collection also includes 6 additional books that are in a fixed open position, laying flat and displaying beautiful pages---one of the open books even has a secret compartment with a key hidden in it! The 300 books included in the set are more than enough to fill all five shelves, with a few books left to scatter across the room, or set on top of the cabinet.
No real working library can ever be too tidy so, in addition to its 300 books, the library houses many mysterious and unusual pieces:
-antique bust of Queen Victoria
-40 pieces of antique ephemera, including pages from books, photographs, and letters, all miniature high resolution copies of real antique documents, handpicked from some of my best-selling ephemera sets.
-four wooden crates
-open book with beautiful antique pages and secret compartment for hidden key
-5 open antique books
***PLEASE NOTE: framed paintings are not included!***
If the five pictures shown here aren't enough to make you fall in love, click here to view an entire album dedicated to the project. You'll find loads more pictures, as well as research and photos of the library in progress!
*suitable for 1-inch scale dollhouses
*Bookshelf measures 9 1/2" across, 7 1/2" tall (without the crates on and bust on top), 2" deep