This 1/12 scale dollhouse scene depicts a child’s bedroom under, and is housed under a glass dome. Despite only showing a portion of the room, the small scene still has a lot of features. Notice the cat lurking over the fishbowl, or the beautiful petit point work on the seat of the chair. The polymer clay doll was made by Alice Buerkle. The petit point art on the chair was done by Jo Berbiglia. The exterior has a tiny awning over the window and flowers planted along the wall. 

Retired marine Joe Haring was a sailor and a craftsman. He and his wife, Jan, shared a passion for building and furnishing miniature houses. Though often referred to as dollhouses, they are actually scale model stages built to showcase both the craftsmanship of the builders and the decorating skills of the collector. Typically built at a scale of 1”=1’, the various structures in the Haring collection include correct architectural details from staircases to gas meters, and even tiny accessories like fuse boxes. Many of the furnishings were made by other skilled craftsmen who specialize in building miniature furniture for collectors. 

This 1/12 scale dollhouse scene depicts a child’s bedroom.

Exhibit added: April 9, 2013 - Last modified: November 13, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship