Sunday, November 14, 2010

Antique Dollhouse revisited

 I recently found a box of antique dollhouse furniture, so I rearranged my antique dollhouse.

I left the Schneegas dining room and bedroom furniture in place, but I added the large Schneegas desk and hall stand to the den.
Mother is trying to explain to the maid that the fireplace tongs don't belong in the middle of the dining room table.
The parent's bedroom is cozy. I see they have no bulbs in the light fixture. That must be why they have the oil lamp on the bedside table.
There is a lovely Stevens cast iron table and maker unknown brass fireplace in the upper hall. Hmmm. that must be a picture of Grandma on the table.
The elegant living room with German sofa, wonderful Schneegas table with marble top and a Chinese vase.

The carpet is hand made petitpoint, no old, but very beautiful.
The second bedroom.
 The box of antique furniture contained this child's bed and dresser.

The little boy is an all bisque jointed child made in Germany. I put some hair on him today and all of a sudden he had  a personality. I think he is adorable.

I need to do some work on the upstairs hall and the banister on the stairs. The house came to me with the newel post, banister and upper railing missing. I have no idea what to replace it them with so I am leaving it for now.

I was lucky enough to find a mother cat and a batch of kittens at the antique market a few weeks ago. They are all bisque and made in Germany several decades ago - possibly the 20s or 30s.
 I love the bathroom. Made in the 1920s it is painted wood. The sink is missing its faucets and there is quite a bit of paint loss, but I had been looking for just this set for a while and was delighted to find it. The heater is German, of soft metal and was probably made between the 1029s and 1940s
 Look at that toilet! I love the detail, with the built in toilet paper holder. The shape of the bowl is a hoot, but maybe that's how they looked in the 20s. I don't know, I wasn't there.

The towel rack came with the bedroom behind the bathroom. The bedroom suite has a wonderful German Wardrobe, matching bedside table and bed. All are painted white with gold trim. The chair came with this set, but seems to be a different colour.
 I had to glue the desk chair together, so the blue you see on it are the elastics holding it together while the glue dries. I am not sure what the two men are discussing, but it seems to be serious.

The living room behind the den has a wonderful green velvet arm chair and matching sofa. Possibly German.

 When Mother returns to the dining room she finds the fireplace tongs are still on the table. Where is that maid?

In the kitchen sister is trying to figure out what spot is begging for.

That box of antique furniture also contained the kitchen table with three chairs. The plaster sink and a wonderful matching dresser.


  1. i love this... what a lucky family to live here. :))

  2. Wow! The German sofa is gorgeous. The little legs on the bath and metal heater are specially cute. The kitchen cupboard is wonderful too. As you can tell, I love this post! :-)

  3. Thanks Christine and Pan! I feel so lucky that I have this wonderful antique furniture. I love it too!

  4. It is so amazing that it has only been two years for you. It is so much fun to see your houses and to sense your joy as you progress. I just love the toilet. It looks so European. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks Amy. I love that toilet too. I think it was made in Germany, so European would be correct (and also a pun. hahaha

    Glad to hear from you.


  6. I like the bathroom set! Fantastic house!

  7. This is an amazing collection of furniture! Beautiful old stuff in great condition! It is so nice to see the old furnishings so well cared for and loved! They have such a feel of "old fashioned" because they are the real thing!
    Love that Sofa!
    And the bathroom set....
    And the kitchen dresser....
    Heck, I love it all!