Dollhouse history is traced back to thousands year ago when Egyptians built royal tombs and in which they used to keep wooden models of servants rooms, boats and other necessary items. However, the earliest recorded dollhouse was made in then sixteenth century. These dollhouses exhibit the artistic achievements of their craftsmen. But after the industrial revolution, factories had started mass production of toys and miniature dollhouses with their furnishing accessories.
In fact, companies from Germany attained top position in manufacturing dollhouses in Europe in the early centuries of this trade, followed by the British companies. In the beginning of nineteenth century, many American companies had given tough competition to European dollhouse-manufacturing companies. Many German companies used to make expensive dollhouses and miniature furnishing goods of dollhouse till the starting of World War I. Dollhouse and furnishing goods of German companies had captured the imagination of Central Europe’s children and even they were exported on massive scale to North America.
After the involvement of Germany in First World War, it seriously hampered the production of dollhouses in Europe as well as in the US. Till the end of World War I, other industrialized countries like Japan began the production of dollhouses and miniatures, but the companies from Japan failed to give genuine dollhouses. Their dollhouses were copied designs of traditional German dollhouses. After the end of World War II, dollhouse business flourished by leaps and bound and resulted in massive production of dollhouses in factories. By the end of 1950 dollhouse and miniature industry witnessed an astonishing change. Now plastic dollhouses and miniature goods along with miniature furniture gripped the markets and became very popular.