Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester NY, and is one of at least four of these magnificent houses from the collection of Margaret Woodbury Strong.
It has a gambrel roof with carved shingles on the main roof as well as on the wing of the house. It is painted a soft green color with dark green chamfered wood (often referred to as Tramp Art), This house embraces chamfered decoration on all three sides.
There are two entrances; one going into the main part of the house and the other going into the kitchen wing.
The green striped vases in the china cabinet in the back wall are German blown glass from around 1900. Other examples of this glass and some Treen items are also featured in the dining room.
A soft metal cruet set with yellow glass bottle can be seen on the marble topped server
You can clearly see the lovely parquet floor in this picture.
The stove appears to be tin as well. The dishes on the server and the covered bowl on the table are painted wooden treenware. I love the keys on the bisque housekeeper's belt. The dog, cat, and little boy offer sweet touches to this kitchen scene.
This bedroom has three Schneegas golden oak beds of different styles and sizes. The rocking chair, washstand and dresser are also Schneegas golden oak. I think the bowl and ewer and other red and white dresser accessories are treen. Most of the items in this room are from around 1900.
I don't recognize the highboy on the back wall, but I am sure it is from the same period as the rest of the furniture.
The third bedroom contains furniture I don't recognize except for the Boulle chair. I think some of it may be tin. And the chamber pot looks like treen.
Boulle. The Kestner gentleman is very dapper with his little mustache and striped waistcoat.
I have never seen a lamp like the tall brass one with the glass shade in the back of the room.
The wonderful floors are often referred to as parquet floors but are actually scored and hand painted to look like parquet. An elaborate staircase has an alcove carved under the staircase!
Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester NY.
I would highly recommend a visit to this museum if you ever get to the Rochester area. It is enchanting.
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