Australian Colonial cedar & pine dolls house c1894
THE ALEXANDER IGNATZ GIETZ DOLL'S HOUSE. Alexander Ignatz Gietz was born in 1865. He married Sarah Letitia Turner in 1892 and when he knew that she was pregnant he began making this doll's house. It is carved from two wooden butter boxes (which was the way butter was delivered to the shops in those days). He also used cedar for the verandahs, doors, windows and some of the framework. When the baby arrived in February 1894 it was a boy, however Alexander carried on and finished the house. Sarah became pregnant again and once again the baby was a boy. Unfortunately there were no more children. The significance of the 1837 carved on the verandah header is not known. The roof lifts off to expose the 4 internal rooms with fully functional Australian cedar French style doors.