World's most expensive dollhouse, 54 million exquisite luxury
Core tip: Elaine Diehl, a miniature artist from Colorado, USA, began to make miniature dollhouse AstolatDollhouseCastle by hand in 1980. It took him 13 years to finally complete the world's most expensive dollhouse with 29 rooms. Elaine Diehl, a miniature artist from Colorado, USA, started to make miniature dollhouse AstolatDollhouseCastle by hand in 1980. It took him 13 years to finally complete the world's most expensive dollhouse with 29 rooms. The toy house is worth 8.5 million U.S. dollars, about 54 million yuan. Elaine said that Astolat was created after imitating Victorian poet Tennyson's poem 'The Lady of Shallot (Miss Onion)'. Elaine appointed outstanding carpenters, silversmiths, goldsmiths and glass blowers from all over the world to hand-craft Astolat's more than 10,000 furniture, decorations and other small parts, which produced many incredible miniatures: worth 45 1,000 yuan miniature piano, the 1811 edition of the Bible worth thousands of dollars; a desk worth more than 32,000 yuan, a miniature 1949 jeep wagon worth more than 20,000 yuan, a bust of about 10,000 yuan, and various Kinds of embroidered carpets, tapestries, etc. Astolat will be exhibited for the first time in a non-profit form for AutismSpeaks and other children's charity organizations. AutismSpeaks is the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Paula Gilhooley, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, will preside over the exhibition. He called Astolat one of the best miniature buildings in the world, which showcases the best combination of sculpture, art, engineering, etc.