Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Gottschalk Chairs, Some Tiny Cards & An Unusual 1930s Dolls House For Sale

At last I have been able to get down to some serious listing of vintage stock on KT Miniatures. Below on here, I have highlighted some of the rather more special pieces for you to see. 
Many of you will instantly recognise these wood and pressed card chairs as being made by the German company of Gottschalk, originating probably from the 1920s/1930s. They are quite rare and do not come along very often. Consequently they are a little pricey but a good opportunity to add some real special pieces to your collection. They have the very distinctive deep burgundy red finish edged in gold stripes. Really lovely! The material on the sofa appears to  have faded in colour when compared to the rocking more grey whereas the rocking chair has a touch of green still. 

Also, just up for sale is this rare set of weeny miniature playing cards, made by G.L.Wust-Frankfurt, apparently originating from the early 1900s. The colour on some of the pictorial cards such as the Kings & Queens etc. are beautiful and still so vibrant. Sadly the set is incomplete, with 38 out of a possible 52 but it is a miracle how any have managed to survive at all!
Both the chairs and the cards can be found for sale on the Antique 1/12th Living/Dining Room Page.

1930s Dolls House
Visitors to the Thame Fair last February, would have seen this on my stand. Since then, would you believe, I have been procrastinating on whether to keep or to I absolutely adore it! Anyhow, it was definitely time to make a decision and finally decided that I simply do not have the room for folks, go it must! 
So, this beautiful little 1930s dolls house is now available to purchase.
It is quite small at just 21 1/4" wide and 19" high.....and only 11 1/2" deep. 
It consists basically of two rooms although the downstairs room continues onto the right.......
...into this arched room with no door. Not sure what one would call it...maybe a sun porch or even garage?
Then there is this little outhouse to the left with a door...just think what you could put in there! My immediate thought would be to make it into a wash house maybe?

My favourite part has to be the very professional painting of lupin flowers and the way the base has been painted with so much added depth. The colours are absolutely stunning.
These tin windows are those forerunners to Romside windows with the metal rods down each side which enables the window to pivot open. Plus note that there are no handles on these windows. The original little lace edged curtains are still in place which is a nice touch. 

There would have been batteries housed in the roof and at the very top there are a pair of windows that look into the roof space. I really do think much more can be made of this space with some ingenuity and creativity.......but that will be for the new owner to have fun with!

This house is now looking for a new owner. 


My Realitty said...

Great looking house... Hmmm the cards are very interesting... CM

KT Miniatures said...

Hi "My Reality"...yes - it is a very pretty house and has real character but quite unusual. As to the cards...not handled anything like these before so again, quite unusual. Celia