Monday, January 31, 2011

The Eagle Hexagon Dollhouse

This the view of the top of the 1950 Hexagon Dollhouse by the Eagle Toy Company of Montreal, Canada.
This is the side view. The house has 6 sides and a central court. The top and floor are made of fiberboard, the walls are steel.

  Each room is different. This view is of the solarium or patio.


This is the view from the bottom. Notice the skylights. There are 4 plastic encased wheels. One can turn the house to reveal a new room. I called it "the spinning dollhouse", but really it does not move very fast.

It was made in the 1950's and is covered in Jennifer McKendry's History of dollhouses. http://www.mckendry.net/DOLLHOUSES/1950s.htm

She points out that it is more influenced by Mies van der Rohe, than the organic style of Frank Lloyd Wright, though it has a central hearth that was an important idea of Wright's work.

Her example has a plastic cover over the hole made from a salad container. Mine is missing. My friend Rebecca has one too and SHE has the real top! Truly she is a Doyenne of Dollhouses!

I have seen another version with less graphics and black and white checkerboard floors. I think it is a later model.

This is an introduction to February's house. It is inhabited by Grecon dolls. More to follow, Happy Valentines Day! CM

8 comments:

Kikka said...

Wow what a house! Very interesting!
How meny houses you have ? :)
Well
Happy Valentines Day!

Sans! said...

I love this house, I really do. If I can get my hands on one, I will! Thank you for such a good range of pictures. And this time, your pics enlarge really well!

My Realitty said...

Hi Kikka, 18 and lots of furniture sets, oh and dolls. Like most of you I started as a child with toys, then did a miniature house with my 2 daughters, now grown. Then I discovered antiques. Now I am doing it with my granddaughter! C

My Realitty said...

Hi Sans, and the good think about this house is it shipps well because it is flat and not too big.
I will measure it today. And it is so nuts!

I am not using the close up lense on my camera so my pictures are less blurry, I think. Cheers! C

diepuppenstubensammlerin said...

I like it very much, such an amazing form and you can show so many rooms equally well, I am looking forward to the furniture and especially to the Grecon dolls...

My Realitty said...

Thanks D. It is that mid century era we love so much. C

Amy's Miniatures And Smalls said...

What a neat old house. Appreciate all your information about it too.

Rebecca said...

A very kind comment, CM, but pure chance that mine has its palstic roof! It *doesn't* have its wheels, which I would really love to have!

I love your shots - great background for it!