All items on this page are of various scales and include not only genuine antique and vintage items, but also may include KT Miniatures handmade vintage style miniatures too. For ease I have given measurements and where possible also stated what scale I think the item is. Many old dolls houses do not conform and scale is a mismatch. In this case, my advice would be to forget about scale and simply fill your little abodes with what you like.
Vintage Dressing Table, Bed & Bed Linen @ £13.50
Here is a little vintage set of unknown origin, of a small bed (decidedly wonky), a dressing table and bed linen set. The dressing table with two opening drawers, has been well made but is showing considerable aging – the swivel mirror is a little tarnished, there is a circular scuffing mark created by the mirror to the left side of the dressing table side panel, and the right drawer has some strange brown discolouration inside and out? I am wondering if this has been made from old bits of already used wood? Please note that the bed really is wonky, it looks like it has been re-glued back together a bit oddly – both bedheads plus the base has also been glued at a slant, so could benefit from being taken apart and re-glued. However, with this odd set comes several bits of really useful bed linen, including a sweet embroidered knitted blanket and cushion, plus an additional little cushion that has matching embroidered flowers. The bed linen has been creatively made so I think these little pieces have been much loved. This is a useful set offered at a discounted price due to condition, but I am sure someone somewhere with nimble fingers could have great fun on restoring and doing something with these little pieces. Dressing table measures 4 1/4″ long x 2″ deep x 3 3/4″ high. Bed measures 3 3/4″ long x 2 1/2″ wide x 2″ at highest point.
Ref: Vintage Bedroom Set & Bed Linen
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house.
Unusual Antique Large Scale Pitcher & Bowl For Washstand @ £14.00 RESERVED
This antique pitcher and bowl is lovely, quite unusual and considerably old. Not sure quite how old it is but it came with some post WW1 dolls house items, mostly c1920s so probably from the same era. It certainly seems to have an Asian feel to it, and I understand the original owner lived in Ceylon as a child in the 1920s. The predominant colours of green and yellow are quite striking on a pale creamy colour. Overall this is in a good played with condition, some chips and nibbles but nothing major. This would be perfect on an old washstand or chest of drawers in the bedroom. Please note that is quite large scale so would suit a large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter. Pitcher measures 1 5/8″ high and bowl measures 2″ in diameter.
Ref: Unusual Antique Bowl & Pitcher
Suitable for large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.
Four piece c1930s Dinky Dolly Varden Pink Bedroom Set @ £40.00
Here is an increasingly rare set of four pink painted metal pieces from the Dinky Dolly Varden (Meccano Ltd.) bedroom set. It is very much in the Art Deco design. The set consists of a cupboard with imitation upper doors which do not open, plus the illusion of double lower drawers which do open, but only as one drawer. The dressing table is very sweet with original oval tin mirror, two opening drawers – which again like the cupboard, each open as one even though the outer detail gives the illusion of two drawers either side. There is a lower shelf underneath the central dressing table top. There is a stool to match. Well what can I say about the bed, although the basic headboard and footboard are intact, the bed base has suffered greatly from metal fatigue in several places , and there is a gaping hole too. But this could be covered up by perhaps a tiny mattress or bedcover. In fact overall this is in a relatively good played with condition, there is some wear as seen in the photos plus the above mentioned metal fatigue on the bed. Bed measures 3″ long x just under 2″ wide. Cupboard measures 1 1/4″ wide x 1/2″ deep x 1 5/8″ high. height of 1/2″x width 3/4″. Dressing table measures 2″ wide x 7/8″ deep x 2 3/8″ high. Nice set.
Ref: Dolly Varden Bedroom Set
Suitable for 1/24th scale dolls house
Pair Of Vintage Pink Eiderdowns @ £12.00
Here are a pair of pink eiderdowns, at first glance they look identical but one is actually just marginally bigger than the other. I suspect they are homemade, they came with a mixed lot of antique and vintage dolls house furniture. They are in a relatively good played with condition, some wear. Nice items. One is measured at 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and the smaller one is measured at 3 1/2″ x 3 1/8″.
Ref: Pair Pink Eiderdowns
Suitable for both 1/16th and 1/12th scale dolls houses
c1920s-1930s German Large Scale Dressing Table @ £29.95
Here is a quite unusual wooden dressing table, believed to be German and is quite distinctive in style. Am assuming this originates from the 1920s- 1930s, as it has an Art Deco air about it. The two large metal drawer handles are lovely and quite decorative. The middle drawer handles are the more usually seen tacks. All three drawers open. The mirror is fixed and relatively good condition, but please note that the top of the wooden frame around the mirror is a little askew. I can only think that this mirror was a replacement but due to it being a little on the large side for the original frame, the previous owner decided to stick it on as best they could. I think it gives this a rather lovely quirky finish to this and just makes me smile! The feet are round pieces of wooden dowelling. This is bigger than the usual 1/12th scale and am not sure what scale we can call this as scale is a little all over the place with this. It measures 5 1/2″ high x 1 3/4″ dressing table worktop height x 5 1/2″ wide x 1 5/8″ deep. The middle front drawers and mirror frame has a mottled brown painted finish, and the rest of the dressing table is painted in a white finish. Overall this is in a good played with condition. Lovely item.
Ref: German Art Deco Dressing Table
Scale All Over Place So Would Suit Large Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter
c1920s-30s German Tin Washstand @ £25.00
This is a gorgeous tin washstand with upper shelf and mirror, has MADE IN GERMANY printed on the side. The lithograped imagery is delightful – I particularly like the image of a towel hanging a rail on each side! The mirror is showing a little wear but overall, apart form the usual bumps and scrapes to the exterior, this is in a good played with condition.
I am a great fan of vintage tin dolls house furniture and this is really lovely! NB. The depth is a little more exagerated than the normal 1/12th scale washstand, so please take note of the measurements before ordering to ensure, that this will fit your requirements. . Measures 4 1/4″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep x 4 5/8″ high. The washstand worktop is 2 1/4″ high.
Ref:A-German Tin Washstand
Suitable for 1/12th Scale