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Updated: October 17, 2018 @ 4:43 pm
A tiny mouse scurries across the kitchen floor at lower left.
A man stands near the arched doorway of a living room in the dollhouse at the German American Heritage Center, Davenport. At left is a staircase descending from the room above and a finely upholstered couch.
Museum volunteer Merle Vastine, of Davenport, views the dollhouse at the German American Heritage Center.
The quilt in this bedroom features rows of tiny poofs, and the walls are covered with patterned fabric.
A turret on the side of the dollhouse is furnished inside as a breakfast nook off the kitchen.
Paintings hang on the fabric-covered wall of a bedroom, and the dresser is painted using a decorative technique known as bauern malerei, or, literally, "peasant painting."
The dining room table is set with pewter dinnerware, and the knives, forks and spoons are smaller than straight pins. Under the table is a needlepoint rug.
Walls of the dollhouse at the German American Heritage Center display an array of finishes, including paint, paper, fabric and wood. The floors are a mix of wood, tile and needlepoint rugs.
A Bavarian-themed dollhouse is displayed in the lobby of the German American Heritage Center, Davenport.
The front of the dollhouse features a stucco-like lower level with wood above.
The words "Yodel House" and the date "1979" are carved in the front of the house, but little is known of its origin. Note the shutters, arched wood door and balcony with flat, two-dimensional carved cut-outs rather than rounded or squared spindles under the balcony railing.
Two figures sit on furniture painted using a decorative technique known as bauern malerei, or, literally, "peasant painting."
A tiny beer stein bears the word "Rothenburg," a walled, Medieval city in Germany.
A signed oil painitng hangs on a bathroom wall.
A 15-room dollhouse brimming with Bavarian-themed details is capturing the attention of visi…