Amongst some of the more unusual antique items that went up for sale this afternoon on KT Miniatures website, is a wonderful solid cast iron bath....it weighs an absolute ton!
It is very old and curiously it is marked DOLIBATH underneath. If anyone has any information about this manufacturer I would love to hear about it. This bath, as you can see, has some wear to the paintwork but in my opinion it simply adds to the character.
This can be found on the Antique 1/12th Bathroom Page.
Then there is this rather lovely wooden firescreen with an Old Mother Hubbard Who Went To Her Cupboard fame motif on the front!
On the reverse it is stamped BRITISH MADE. I am not sure of the exact age or make but isn't it cute?
Although Strombecker furniture seems to be quite prevalent over in the States, we don't see it in abundance over here. I do love this particular armchair and footstool though...so very 1930s in style! Forget the slight worn patches...just like a real armchair, one can always cover with a throw if one so wishes!
Then there is this rather odd antique tin item. I have listed it as a tin cupboard however am not entirely convinced as it could be a safe or an old fashione stove even? It does have an opening door with RD and a number embossed into it.
Does anyone know what manufacturer's name the RD stands for?
...there is this rather lovely wooden cutlery table. It is believed to be Late Victorian/Early Edwardian.
The table top opens out in two halves to reveal the cutlery tray and has a shelf underneath.
I have included two antique spoons with it.