Amongst a whole group of mini treasures that I put up for sale yesterday on KT Miniatures website, were some quite rare pieces. Some of these were snapped up pretty quick but there are still some currently available, at the time of writing this blog. I have highlighted a few of these below, as some I have never handled before in all my 22 years of trading!
Rare Early 1900s German Soft Metal & Glass Table
This is an extremely rare early 1900s German soft metal and glass side table. It is utterly exquisite!
The soft metal frame is delightful, with moulded detail in a gold painted finish.
The table top has the original coloured paper image on card, covered by a thick glass table top which is bordered by a lovely filigree soft metal border, complete with a decorative and quite ornate triangular back plate.
Underneath, on the card is printed in ink MADE IN GERMANY. This piece was snapped up immediately it went up for sale.
Rare Early 1900s German Two Tier Soft Metal Food Stand
This is another extremely rare early 1900s German piece, a two tier soft metal food stand. It is lovely.
It consists of a soft metal frame with ornate handle at the top. There are two trays fixed to the stand, with the original pretty floral paper lining underneath the original celluloid covering. Each tray is edged by a pretty decorative border.
This is the underneath view, as you can see the trays are beautifully constructed.
Again, this also was snapped up almost as soon as it went up for sale.
Rare Early 1900s Erhard & Sohne Dinner Gong
This gilt metal dinner gong on a frame, is in completely original condition. What is particularly nice is to have the beater, which is so often missing. Plus the gong is still hanging by the actual original reddish brown thread!
This piece appeared as No.3099 in the German early 1900s Erhard & Sohne catalogue. At the time of writing this post, it is available for purchase. Would look fantastic in the hall of an antique dolls house.
Rare Early 1900s German Soft Metal Crib & Stand
This early 1900s German soft metal crib and stand is simply stunning!
The crib still has the original drape, lining and bedding. Absolutely exquisite!
The soft metal detail of the crib is hidden under the drape, and is exquisite in its own right.
Although the stand is missing one end crossbar, it still stands beautifully. As you can see, the gilt colour has worn off in places, but I think it can be forgiven as it is at least 100 years old. I can imagine many a little owner during that time has absolutely loved this! As with some of those items seen above, this was sold very quickly, but more about this can be seen on the following page:
Late 1800s/Early 1900s German Umbrella & Walking Stick Stand Plus Three Walking Sticks
This is a very old soft metal umbrella and walking stick stand, from Germany and believed to be from the late 1800s/early 1900s. It has a very Art Nouveau feel to it. Unusually there are three painted soft metal walking sticks too.
The stand is in a gold and black painted finish. The back of the stand has a quite ornate upright back piece that has two loops in which to hold walking sticks and umbrellas.
There are three very thin soft metal walking sticks, coloured in the same paint as the stand ie. gold and black. At the time of writing this blog, this is still for sale.
Late 1800s/Early 1900s Metal Wall Sconce
Here is a lovely late 1800s/early 1900s metal wall sconce in a painted gilt finish, probably of German origin.
This is a two arm sconce and would look fantastic with two chunky candles (maybe cream wax birthday cake candles). These sconces just do not come along that often these days and this is a really nice example.
Two Antique German Soft Metal Bird Cages
This early 1900s German gilt coloured soft metal cage is in excellent condition, complete with bird swinging on the perch.
This slightly smaller soft metal cage also has a bird on a swinging perch.
The sconce, bird cages and walking stick/umbrella stand can be seen on the following page:
I hope to add further antique and vintage pieces to KT Miniatures website over the next few days.
Thank you for looking