Monday, 23 September 2013

c1930s Tri-ang No. 52 Art Deco Dolls House

I particularly adore Art Deco dolls houses and this is a little beauty.....

Just listed today is this rather wonderful Art Deco style house. It is a Tri-ang No. 52 Dolls House, complete with sun trap, chimney, original metal windows, fireplaces etc. It is the fourth out of the series of five "Modern" flat roof Art Deco houses that Tri-ang made in the 1930s. This model was available from 1935 to 1940 and is suitable for 1/12th scale furniture.
It is in a solid condition and much loved by the previous owner, with two main rooms, plus hall, stairs and landing, an open side room, garage and flat roof with suntrap.

  It has been overpainted outside and in with white paint  at some point, and the interior floor papers are replacements. The crazy paving base has also been over painted but to be honest I am not surprised, as over the years I have discovered that people sometimes took a dislike to the paving pattern and deliberately painted over them.  I wonder if that is what happened here......? Generally on the whole though, this is a good played with condition.
Remains of lighting can be seen and batteries would have sat inside the wooden compartment found on the roof. 
There is this rather nice open room that has a door leading into the bedroom...could be used in a variety of ways. 
The opening front door and garage doors have this very distinctive grooved chevron pattern which is quite attractive. 
One of my favourite features of this particular house is the very long side window which sheds much light into the hall and landing.......a really lovely touch.
The sun trap is another appealing feature of this house and it sits on the flat roof, which gives additional scope for furnishing. This sun trap, as well as the loose chimney are so often missing on these particular it is so nice to have them.
If you are an Art Deco fan and would like to see more of this beautiful house, then please...


Troy said...

wow, what a great find. Are you going to furnish it?

KT Miniatures said...

Hi is magnificent isn't it. As to furnishing it...someone else will be able to have that pleasure as it is now up for sale on KT Miniatures website. Celia