Friday, 22 June 2018

Some Lovely & Unusual Antique Miniatures Now For Sale

Today I have put up for sale one or two quite rare antique dolls house treasures and other miniature items that don't come along that often in such good condition. Some have been snapped up immediately but some at the time of writing this blog are still for sale. 

cLate 1800s/Early 1900s Art Nouveau Statuette & Mirror

I have been deliberating for days on whether to keep this gorgeous and rare Art Nouveau German statuette holding a mirror. But then I decided that as I have no suitable place to display it, it deserves to go to a new home where it can shine:)
She is marked GERMANY underneath and came with a collection of antique dolls house items dated from the late 1800s right through to the 1930s. I suspect that this dates from the late 1800s/early 1900s as it is very much in the Art Nouveau style. But I have never seen one like this before, and even after much research, I still have not been able to identify the maker. 

But she is magnificent. The main stand of the mirror appears to be a trunk of a tree (perhaps?) and as it rises, it branches out to support the mirror. The lady statuette has a long dress and hair in a bun. If anyone out there can identify the German maker, please do get in touch. When I first saw it I assumed that it had been made by Erhard & Sohne but I cannot find anything quite like it in all the literature I have about that company. So this is a bit of a mystery.

UPDATE: Thank you to the lovely lady from New Zealand who emailed to tell me that the statuette  was modelled on a famous dancer called Loie Fuller.  Apparently she had many statuettes based on her during the Art Nouveau period, both small and real life size. Sadly though, we still do not know who the maker is of this gorgeous mirror.
Amongst some other little treasures just put up for sale today is a cherry wooden Schneegas washstand and towel rail.

c1900s Schneegas Washstand & Towel Rail
Collectors of old dolls house furniture will instantly recognise this as a c1900s Schneegas piece, with marble top and back. Isn't it fabulous!
Even the tiny decorative metal handles are pretty!
There is a matching decorative towel rail made from delightfully turned wooden struts. Lovely!
Other items listed include a large scale bone brush and comb, plus an antique homemade sateen and thread covered wire screen.
All these can be found on the Bedroom Page.

Early 1900s German Wooden Piano & Stool

I have seen various pieces of furniture in this style by a German company but never a piano with stool quite like this before.

It is in a super condition and looks hardly played with. Even the original paper keys are still intact. I love the fretwork cut out front with a reddish stained piece of backing wood - gives a lovely effect.

It is quite a chunky piece so would suit an antique dolls house where scale does not matter or perhaps a larger scale dolls house

Antique German Soft Metal Rack & Glass Condiment Set
It is so refreshing to have one of these condiment sets which is fully intact. So often bits are broken or lost on these sets. 

This set consists of a soft metal rack with a vinegar bottle that has a tiny glass stopper which slots into the top. Plus there are two other bottles with metal tops that have holes in - these being the salt and pepper pots.

I love the crinkled effect on the exterior of the bottles, is so pretty.
All these can be found on the Living & Dining Room Page.

c1900s German Bisque Mignonette Dolls
Aren't these beauties! They have long hair and tiny coloured glass eyes. I love them...and these are some other old miniature delights that I have been deliberating over! Shall I let them go or shan't I?

In the end, my head ruled my heart and decided I will have to bid farewell to them. I am supposed to be running a business here and I just can't keep everything! :)

This little German doll has her original dress, silk I think, and she is in a good played with condition

However, she has been sitting down for so long....years I suspect, that her dress sticks up in the shape that she has been sitting is probably a relief for her to be standing up!
This little doll has her original green fabric dress that has some smocking at the front. She also has a crocheted  hat, which she came with but I have no idea if it is original to her. It certainly looks to be very old.
She does have some slight damage to the top of her right foot and this is reflected in her price...but it has hardly noticeable, as she is so pretty.
At the time of writing this, these are currently up for sale on the Old Dolls Page.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at these little treasures.

These and lots more can be found on


Robin said...

What a treasure trove - love the dolls!

KT Miniatures said...

They are rather lovely aren't they! Most of the items have now been snapped up unsurprisingly, but at the time of writing this, the little doll in blue dress is waiting for someone to give her a new home:) Celia