12th Scale Timber Framed Dollhouses by Historic Miniatures

 

 Timber Framed Dollshouses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Historic Miniatures
Founded originally as 'Elizabethan Model Buildings' in 1981 by Jon Price, the company was re-named and re-launched as Historic Miniatures in 2013.
Jon was working in 1981 for a local timber frame builder, who specialized in dismantling oak barns (of which there were many back then) and re-assembling them as fine Timber Framed homes.
Making models in 1/12th scale was a way for Jon to work on the many Timber Framed properties that he would otherwise not have access to and to give him the opportunity to practice and develop his skills and interest in what was at the time a dying art.
These days there is renewed interest in Timber Framing, not only as an innovative form of 'green' building technology, but as a timely need to preserve the few remaining historic buildings that still exist in The United Kingdom.
Nothing could be more true of Herefordshire where Jon now lives and works. Not only is the county a place of outstanding natural beauty, but it is steeped in history. What better example of that history is there than the many historic Timber Framed Buildings that are dotted around this county and for that matter the whole of the UK? All of which still exist as a living testament of the (almost) lost art of the Timber Frame Builder.
What better way is there to record such buildings than a superbly crafted and unique scale model or dollshouse? All of which are Historic Miniatures.
There will never be a shortage of fine examples to model and preserve as 1/12th scale dollshouses. That has always been Jon's goal and passion and remains his driving ambition in life.

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