Happy April! My second dollhouse is my Christian Hacker Dollhouse. It is a bit of a mystery.
What we know. It is old. It has an intact Christian Hacker stove unit. It was purchased in San Francisco. Some of it has been garrishly restored. It was sold with an amazing collection of Tynietoy furniture. I could afford one or the other and chose the house.
I only thought to order our friend Swantje Koehler's book last week from her, and she tells me takes 4 weeks to arrive! (I wanted it signed) So if you have it and you can shed any light on this house, help me along.
This house has a great cast of characters who are called... what else, the Hacker Family. Join me as I present it to you this month, it represents life in the early 1800's in Germany.
We join them in 1810 when the French Revolution has ended and Napoleon rules France. The Napoleonic Wars have begun in Europe as a shifting alliance of European powers needle France. Germany is a Federation of states. We approach the Hacker home through streets lit with the new gas lamps. In the Hacker house the family is prosperous and happy. Come inside with me.