Saturday, January 5, 2013

Round Shingle House at the Strong Museum - Antique Dollhouse

I took a lot of pictures the day I visited the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. I have many more to share with you in future posts, but today I want to share the Round Shingle Dollhouse, circa 1920. It is filled with beautiful Tynietoy and Lynnfield furniture.
The house as displayed in the Strong Museum. It is dated 1920 by the Museum, which would make the Tynietoy furniture contemporary with the house. I think the Lynnfield furniture was created later, perhaps beginning in the 1940s.
The top floor bedroom has beautiful blue Tynietoy furniture

The other third floor bedroom has the Tynietoy twin sleigh beds in green with a matching dresser. The highboy is also Tynietoy. If the two side chairs are from Tynietoy they are of a design I have not seen before. 

The second floor bedroom has a Tynietoy mahogany double bed and matching dresser. The painted wing chair, lamp, rocking chair and broken front bookcase on the left wall are also from that company. The standing ashtray and metal plant stand beside the bed are Gerlach accessories that were sold by Tynietoy to complement their furniture. I don't recognize the mirror, but it fits perfectly in this room.

The sitting room has a rare Tynietoy secretary on the back wall.  The two wooden side chairs are from Tynietoy's Victorian series. The upholstered pieces are Lynnfield, and the metal accessories are made in Germany, but sold with Tynietoy and Lynnfield furniture.

The kitchen has a Tynietoy dresser, metal Eagle stove and a Lynnfield table with two chairs. I am not sure who made the stove and sink. They may be early Lynnfield.
Don't you love the original light fixtures in each room?
The dining room has a large Tynietoy buffet, a drop leaf table and six Hepplewhite chairs with painted seats.
On the buffet is a Gerlach metal caddy containing real glass tumblers. This was another common Tynietoy accessory, as was the metal tea cart on the left side of the room.
The gardens outside the museum are lovely
The exterior of the Round Shingle House

1 comment:

  1. Hello Susan,
    Thank you for sharing these great pictures. What a beautiful house. the exterior in particular is stunning.
    Big hug,