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Dollhouses exist in different scales: the most common is 1:12 (that is 1cm / 1 inch in the house equals 12 / 1 foot in the real world) but 1:24 or half scale is also spreading. The most famous dollhouse is that of Queen Mary of England, in the Royal castle of Windsor. It is 1.5 meters high, 2.5 meters wide and is fully functional.
Generally dollhouses are inspired by 4 main British historical eras for their decoration and furnishing: Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian. All are named and inspired by the British monarch of the period, who influences architectural styles, which, however, already change on their own as time goes by. You must also take into account that architectural styles do not change abruptly from one day to another, but merge gradually one into the other.
Here I offer some brief analysis of the periods mentioned above, which may constitute a basis for further study, but my advice is to give a look at the books for sale on Amazon.

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