Saturday, October 23, 2021

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.



Saturday, June 12, 2021

For Sale - One of a Kind Homemade Dollhouse from the 1960s - $50.



This adorable handmade cottage has its own pond and evergreen tree. The decor is original and has real tiles in the bathroom and period wallpaper in the kitchen.


It is 3/4 scale and measured 26" wide, 13" high and 16" deep Pick up in the Queen street east and Woodbine area.
For more information
Contact Susan at susansminihomes@gmail.com. Thank you.




Thursday, June 10, 2021

Vintage Dollhouse from FAO Schwarz with Dora Kuhn furniture- 1959

A real treasure, this sweet chalet dollhouse was shown in FAO Schwarz Christmas Catalog in 1959 and several years after that. There are 22 pieces of Dora Kuhn hand painted furniture and a Caco dollhouse family of 4 are included.

I posted abut a similar house here: The FAO Schwarz Peasant dollhouse


















Sunday, May 16, 2021

1950's Keystone Dollhouse with Vintage plastic furniture

 

Keystone of Boston created vintage dollhouse in the 1940s and 1950s. This one is from the 50s. Looks good but is missing one wall in the upper level and the roof has a chipped corner. It is filled with 1950s plastic furniture from Reliable, Renwal, Superior and others. 











1940s Dollhouse by Deluxe Games Corporation

This adorable 1940s Plantation Style dollhouse is complete with front porch and wood pillars. It was made by the Deluxe Game Corporation and sold by Sears in the mid-1940s. It is in very good condition for it's age All of the windows are there and the interior graphics are still bright. It was made in the USA it is a small 3/4 inch scale at 16 inches high (including the chimney), 23inches wide and 7 inches deep.









Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sweet 1950's dollhouse from Rich Toys with vintage furniture

This is a Rich Toys dollhouse from the early 1950s. 3/4 scale. It is filled with plastic furniture from the 1950s - Reliable, Renwal and more. Bench seats on the porch, blue shutters with red roofs make it an attractive little dollhouse.