Saturday, January 10, 2015

Gottschalk Dollhouse with Pull-Out Garden - Antique dollhouse

Today, I would like to share my German Red Roof Gottschalk Dollhouse with Rare Pull-Out Garden from circa 1921

It is a lovely little dollhouse with a big bay window in the front and a side veranda.
Inside there are four rooms if you can count the entry hall and upstairs hall as rooms



The garden slides out from beneath the house like a drawer. Steps to the garden are in the drawer as well

I wonder if the green areas were for specific pieces of furniture.  There are other styles of Gottschalk  houses with pull out gardens. Some have different shapes painted on them

Here is the furnished garden complete with trellis, fountain and sundial.

The house looks very good with the garden extended. 

Here is the upper hall. I have used Gottschalk furniture form the same period as the house in most of the rooms

Since I don't have an appropriate bed for this house I made this room on the second floor into a study


Most Gottschalk houses of this period have a water closet under the stairs. This one retains it's original toilet. The door into the house from the veranda is on the maids right.

I was excited to find this wonderful green pressed paper furniture suite for the parlour of this house. It is the same type of furniture that is in the garden and meant to represent wicker. The garden furniture is quite common, but I have never seen these pieces before except for the table. The sofa and chairs are of a different design and the large piece in the back of the room and the sewing stand are unique in my experience.

Two more pieces of the suite are in the bay window. I have seen the plant stand in a different colour, but not the little bench. Can you see the little white feet of the peeping tom in the window? She is not actually a tom, but she is curious. Lily was trying to figure out what I was doing during the photo shoot.



15 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous house, especially with the pull out garden and porch. You have some lovely furniture in it. The little toilet area is cute.

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    1. Thanks! I think it is pretty special. I am so pleased to have it in my collection.

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  2. Love the whole set of wicker furniture! The house is exquisite! CM

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    1. I wish I could identify this wicker furniture. I haven't even seen it in any of my books. But I am glad to have it, even if it is in less than perfect condition.

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  3. Its a beautiful house and the furniture is great too! Thanks for the post and the great pictures.

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    1. Thanks Troy. I just love Gottschalk houses and the garden in this one is such a bonus feature. I try to imagine the child that got this when it was new and how he/she would have played with it. It must have been considered quite the treasure as it is still in such good condition.

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  4. That looks like a really sturdy house. The little extras like the bay section and slide out garden makes it even more special! I can't imagine it is almost 100 years old and still standing! Very Nice!

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    1. Thank you so much! It is in very good condition for its age. It has an attic area as well, that opens from the back. Most Gottschalk houses I have seen of this vintage have an accessible attic.

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  5. Oh wow!

    I might have to visit again when I've recovered and can be coherent!

    Just wonderful :-D

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  6. Rebecca, you are welcome back anytime. I am glad you enjoyed the house tour. This is one of my favourite houses. The garden makes it so special.

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  7. Thanks for sharing, I love to see how old dollhouses used to look like because it is not common with dollhouse in Norway, except Lundby which there are a lot of :)
    Mona

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  8. Un retour dans le passé fort ravissant!!
    Isabelle

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  9. Oh my goodness, what a sweet little house! I LOVE the pull-out garden! What a wonderful idea that is! I seem to have missed this post... sorry to comment so late! Your curious kitty is very cute!!! But I think I am enchanted with the garden set! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks! I love the garden too. Gottschalk did a few houses with pull-out gardens, but they are rare. I feel privileged to have this one.

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