Another dolls house has just gone up for sale today on KT Miniatures website....initially I thought it was what we call a "Dolly Mixture" dolls house but when I started to really look at it and photograph for listing, realised that it is actually different from any of the other "Dolly Mixture" dolls houses I have handled....such as no dormer window on the central roof, no diamond patterns on the front doors plus the gabling is constructed differently. It does have some vague similarities to the Betal houses too but not completely, so....I am now just going to call it "A 1930s Dolls House".
This has four rooms with two internal opening doors. The walls are in original colours plus the upstairs rooms have an upper border too.
The stairs run up the centre of the house and can be seen through the double front doors.
It was not until I started photographing that I realised that there was a very faint stencilled name above the door....but for the life of me can't fathom out exactly what it says.....well I do and I think it says "Endars'" but this does not make sense! There are more stencilled words around the lighting switches (see further down) but clearly in English, so my theory of it being a foreign name/word can be dismissed. Anyone any ideas?
The floors have been covered in sticky back wooden effect flooring but the original flooring may well be lurking underneath. Note the vintage paper cake cases as lampshades....fabulous!
The spacious garage has a pair of double doors with the same metal handles as the front doors.
Then there are these wonderful pre-war Romside metal windows. Unlike the post war version that have metal tab hinges and handles, these 1930s windows have metal rods down each side to act as a hinge plus no handles.
This is a very sweet dolls house in 1/16th scale, doesn't come along very often and is in need of a new home.