Old doll house with blue mansard roof. When French property taxes started counting stories, people got creative with the designs of attics. The design saves space, so it became popular elsewhere. Some homeowners learned to their dismay about leaks and about the weight of snow, but it's pretty and practical enough to try anyway.
CARL WORNER DIORAMA WHIMSY BOTTLE OF A MEAT MARKET, AMERICA, PROBABLY EARLY 20TH CENTURY, SIGNED CARL WORNER/HANAN/A/MAIN IN PEN... - AMERICAN FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS - SALE 2558M - LOT 731 - Skinner Inc