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Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Stuart Library Collection


The Stuart Library Collection 
Goebel Miniatures & Company

The library room box was available and each piece of furniture was sold separately.
Each piece is a perfect 1 inch scale replica and had the name of the item and the year of production incised on the bottom along with an imprint of a butterfly.  The pieces are from the Butterfly Collection and were made in the U.S.
The furniture is made from plastic resin material.  The picture above is from a small brochure inside the box.
I recently saw a room box for auction on Ebay.  But the price went higher than I was willing to pay.  I have collected 6 of the 7 pieces. 


The Queen Anne Secretary is labeled No. 104-P0 
The brochure inside states that this design dates from 1710-1720 and the piece came with mirror panels that could be used in place of the glass in the door.  Both were appropriate for the period.  The piece is made to simulate oak.  All of the doors and drawers are operable and the hardware is brass.


 The Queen Anne Secretary with the drop leaf desk closed.


 The Charles II Armchair No. 101-W0.  The style of the chair has Spanish and Flemish influences is decorated with Baroque style scrolls.  The original piece dates from 1685-1700.  The finish on this piece is meant to simulate walnut.


 The William and Mary Side Chair No. 102-L0.  Narrow side chairs with high backs were typical of the end of the seventeenth century.  The historic chairs were originally made from walnut, and copies were made in beechwood, painted black or lacquered to resemble more expensive walnut. 


The William and Mary Side table No. 106-P0.  This reproduction simulates walnut on this seventeenth century reproduction.  The original tabletop was a solid plank of wood and inspired veneer inlaid furniture.  The drawer is operable and a detail of the top is shown below.

The Queen Anne Bookcase No. 103-W0.  This reproduction dates from a piece built around 1710.  The only ornamentation is in the bracket style feet and the brass hardware.  All four doors are operable.

My Hall's Collection

Halls Lifetime Toys

Hall's Lifetime Toys, Chattanooga Tennessee
1 inch scale dollhouse furniture

I stumbled on to a few pieces of Hall's after going into a local antique/vintage store.  I asked if they had any dollhouse furniture and the clerk said he did have shoebox full somewhere.  He went into the back room and returned with the box.  I had remembered seeing some of it in some of Dian Zillner's books.  It is sturdy all wood construction and painted.  None of the doors or drawers are operable.

I have not actively been looking for anymore, but it is kind of fun to own something from "my generation"  I have noticed a piece or two come up for auction on Ebay.


The kitchen set has some very '70's contact paper added to it.  I do not know if this is original or not.


 A few of the pieces have these metalic stickers on the back.


The bedroom set is light blue and in very good shape.  The bed has a mattress and a small floral print bedspread.  The rocker seams kind of "clunky" to me.

See the rest of my Hall's collection here:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Kage Collection

1938 - 1948
The Kage Company was located in Manchester Connecticut

3/4" scale Dollhouse furniture

Early pieces had wooden dowel legs, while later pieces had wooden turned legs.

To see the house I build for this furniture, click HERE

My Strombecker 1 inch Collection


1 inch scale Doll House Furniture

1930's - 1960's

My goal is to find out information about each piece, its propper name, dimensions and part number.

(any help would be appreciated)

A wooden painted refridgerator with floral decal.

A kitchen table and chairs with floral decal.  I purchased these on ebay and assumed the floral decal was added by a previous owner, but I have since seen several sets with the same decal.

A green kitchen stove in very played with condition, probably dates from the 1930's

wooden green painted sink ( needs some repair work on the legs)

painted green kitchen stool

This painted white bedroom set first appeared in the late 1930's and was available until the 1950's.  The lamps were part of the living rooms set.

A wooden couch, chair and ottoman with "flocked" green finish probably dates from the late 1940's or early 1950's.

A wooden couch, chair and ottoman with "flocked" blue finish probably dates from the late 1940's or early 1950's.

Twin beds, vanity, night stande and bench.

Dressing table and chair

This bright red grand paino, couch and grandfather clock probably date from the late 1930's.

This green bathroom set dates from the late 1920's - early 1930's.  The floor heater wasn't introduced until the late 1930's.

This bathroom set dates from the 1950's. 

This early Strombecker kitchen set dates from the early 1930's.  I have the refridgerator too, but it needs some repair.