Friday, 7 December 2018

KT Miniatures Early 1900s Miniature German Style Kitchen Now For Sale...

This unique handmade miniature kitchen has just gone up for sale on KT Miniatures website.
It is based on the kind of slightly larger scale German miniature kitchens found in the early part of the 20th century. 
It has been great fun to make! This was it in the very early stages...
And this is it completed.
The painting took quite some time before I finally achieved the effect that I wanted. 
The main carcass is made from MDF and given a white primed finish. 
The walls have been given an aged tiled and panelled painted effect...was great fun to do. It was loosely based on an antique miniature kitchen photo that I came across when researching miniature kitchens for KT Miniatures 2018 workshop project
The printed paper friezes were based on actual c1910 German dolls house wallpaper and recreated to fit this project. 
The floor is genuine antique wallpaper, it is stunning and perfect for this little room box. 
To kick start the collection of fixtures and fittings for this old style kitchen, I have added a number of bits and pieces, including this actual antique German dresser, which came to me already over painted and missing the original back. 

So I literally gave it a new back of printed paper tiles, based on an identical but original dresser which I just happen to have in my own collection. 
I am including this genuine antique German hanging flour container, which as you can see has the word "Mehl" printed on the front (German for "flour"). So too an antique white china jug. 
On the left side wall I have created and fixed an old looking wall rack, based on an actual rack seen in an antique German kitchen. Simple but very effective.
Pans and utensils can be hung from the tiny tack hooks. There is also a narrow upper shelf, useful for further storage. 
This heavily aged cream painted antique tin chair is included and suits this kitchen well.

Finally, a simple wooden chopping board has been aged with paint and hangs on the right side wall. 
This is now available to purchase and full details can be seen on the following link:

Whoever takes this on, can enjoy filling it with antique miniature kitchenalia. Scale did not matter in the early 1900s toy kitchens, so I would just say go for it...and fill it with whatever takes your fancy, regardless of scale. 

Thanks for looking.


Robin said...

Oh my word Celia - you have excelled yourself with this unique room box. The panelling, friezes and tiles are fabulous and the use of genuine antique wallpaper for the flooring is inspired!

KT Miniatures said...

Thanks Robin. It was great fun to make and a quite different finish to all the other ones that I have made in the past. Celia