LOOKING closely, this incredible 16th century palace looks fit for a king. But the incredible structure is only 42 inches high and has been painstakingly put together by professional dolls house makers. The jaw-dropping miniature scale of the impressive residence is made clear by life-size spectacles, books, fountain pens and even a bottle of coffee liqueur. Matches in one of the homes fire places and a pot of mustard also give onlookers a sense of perspective. And despite its teeny size the grand design has just been sold for a whopping five-figure sum to a private buyer. 'Chateau Antoinette astonishingly reflects the lavish life of historic French royalty. It features fixtures and furnishings made of real crystal, gold, luxury wood, sterling silver and genuine tiny oil paintings crafted by real artists. British couple Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers, of Mulvany and Rogers, are responsible for the most expensive dolls house ever made. They are famed for their one-twelfth scale recreations of existing stately homes and castles, which they build in their house in Holt, Wiltshire. But for their latest spectacular project - for a Californian collector passionate about Marie Antoinette - they fused various places linked with the infamous female monarch who was executed during the French revolution in 1793. Included in the mix are Versailles Palace, the Chateau de Bagatelle and the Palace of Fontainebleau. Between Susie, Kevin and ten other modellers working on the homes detailed features, Chateau Antoinette has been painstakingly put together over 10,000 man hours. The chandeliers cost over 1,000 each while 200 was spent on gold gilt around the dado rails and wall borders. But strangely, while the house is bursting with items of luxury, its the bulk items that cost the developers the most. 'Because all of the individual items inside are so small, they dont tend to cost too much in the grand scheme, said Susie. 'Its your basic materials behind the structure like card and Plaster of Paris that really start to mount up in terms of money. 'We probably spent over 500 on wood alone and the lighting added another 100. Adding to the overall cost will be items the homes Californian buyer is still waiting for. A hand-painted harpsichord to accompany the miniature harp will add another 2,500. Through their 25 years of making miniatures, master modellers Susie and Kevin have travelled thousands of miles visiting the places they rebuild in reduced size. Fully dedicated to getting everything perfect, they even put real dust in the corners, real soot in the fireplace and leave waxy candles burning to make their models smell the same as the real thing. Daily Mail Using essential oils they can create odours exactly like the ones they experience while visiting the real venues themselves. 'What sets us apart and outs us amongst the worlds best is that we go every inch of the way to recreate the atmosphere of the house we are building, said Susie. 'The mood, the lighting, wear and tear are all considered. It all counts to making a true replica. 'The air in our buildings is very much what you will find in the rooms we have made here. And in their quest for accuracy the model-makers spared no expense in producing the six-room masterpiece. The homes teeny oil paintings were created by real artists and cost as much as life-sized artwork - running into the thousands. Included in the home are chandeliers made from real crystal. And the gilt metal supporting the lavish lighting has been produced using the ancient method of lost-wax casting, used in the first century AD. Other delights in the amazing home include a dining table made from mahogany. The table is laid with sterling silver cutlery based on a real 16th century set. The dinner forks measure 16mm long while the shorter desert forks are just 12mm. Also on the pricey table is hand-painted porcelain Sevres plates and real glass goblets. Adding to the luxury across many of the walls is 22 carat gold leaf decorative gilt. A year in the making, the home is lit by miniscule 'grain of wheat bulbs to give the effect of candle lighting true to the era the house represents. It stands 42 inches high, 67 inches wide and 20 inches deep. 'Over time we have been able to build a fantastic network of people who can help us to create every single feature. 'Our approach to our work is that theres no object in real life that we cant make into a miniature. The jaw-dropping home began its long transatlantic journey earlier this month. Fine art movers flew it to the USA in a specially designed crate. To protect their buyer, Susie and Kevin remained tight-lipped about the value of the stunning property. 'You are looking around the cost of buying a couple of brand new Porsches, said Susie. Daily Mail