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Miniaturised Ham House goes on show at Ham House in Surrey

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Image caption Over the last 30 years, Mulvany & Rogers have miniaturised many iconic buildings including Hampton Court, Versailles, Buckingham Palace, Brighton Pavilion, and Hogwarts

A miniaturised version of historic Ham House in Surrey - replicated by professional doll's house builders - has gone on show at the real building.

For the past two years, Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers have been working on a replica of the National Trust property from their home in Holt, in Wiltshire.

Delivered to its full-scale counterpart last week, Ms Rogers said the model only just "fitted through the door".

The miniature will be on display at Ham House, Richmond until 9 October.

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Image caption Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers are responsible for some of the most expensive dolls houses ever made (this is the miniature)
Image caption Famed for their one-twelfth scale recreations of existing stately homes and castles their latest architectural portrait - a private commission - is the 17th century Ham House in Richmond, Surrey (this is the actual house)
Image copyright Mulvany & Rogers
Image caption Two years in the making, the miniature house features gilded barley-sugar columns, floors inlaid with exotic woods, tiny silver fire-irons and hand-painted miniature miniatures, no bigger than a child's fingernail
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Image caption Every labour-intensive painstaking detail is created by hand - including all 50,000 bricks and dizzyingly the miniature house also features its very own miniature Ham House
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Image caption When the replica house was delivered to the full-scale original last week, Susie Rogers, said there was "only centimetres to spare" but "it fitted through the door to the relief of all concerned"
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Image caption Using more then 30 craftspeople and artists from around the world Ms Rogers said "faded" Ham House had been "whisked down a time tunnel" and returned to its "original 'bling' magnificence"
Image caption The miniature Ham House will be on display at the National Trust's Ham House, Richmond, Surrey until the 9th October

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