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Friday, September 30, 2011

Schneegas Bedroom Set

I came across this antique Schneegas  bedroom set on ebay the other day.

Schneegas was a German company that produced fine wood dollhouse furniture around the turn of the century.

The detail in each piece is really quite extraordinary, it's as if each piece is a work of art.  The lining of the box suggested period wallpaper and the paper doily suggests lace.

I was particularly attracted to the Art Nouveau style of the carvings at the top of the wardrobe, the marble topped dresser and the door of the nightstand.

I love the asymmetrical design of the desk

The text on the box suggests is was intended for the French market. 
I believe it translates to bedroom for my doll

Even the box was finely detailed.  I was a little saddened to think that these pieces never got the chance to find their place in a dollhouse or room box, but I was fascinated to see how the product was marketed in it's original box nearly 100 years ago.