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.
Unusual Vintage Two Single Beds & Backboard Shelf @ £9.50
This is an unusual wooden set of two single beds that are meant to sit butted up to each other side by side, and up against a free standing backboard that has a tiny corner shelf on each side. The bed ends and headboard are painted in a dark brown gloss paint. Age and maker unknown, possibly homemade – possibly 1950s/60s?. These are in a reasonably good played with condition, some wear and aging marks, plus there is one tiny split in a where the nail is protruding slightly on one side of a bed base. Nevertheless, this is a useful and quite sweet little set. Each bed measures 4 3/4″ long x 1 3/4″ deep x 1 1/2″ at highest point. The backboard measures 5 1/2″ long x 2″ high.
Ref: Two Single Beds & Backboard
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house
Vintage Pink Bed & Dressing Table – Hobbies Design (missing mirror) @ £7.50 RESERVED
Here is an old pale pink painted wooden double bed and dressing table, based on a Hobbies design. The foot and headboards of the bed are nicely shaped. The dressing table too is nicely shaped but as you can see, it is missing its mirror. Maybe whoever takes this on can find a little replacement mirror to fix in its place, otherwise these are in a relatively good played with condition, some wear. Bed measures 6″ long x 4 1/2″ at widest point ie. feet.
Ref: Pink Hobbies Bed & Dressing Table Missing Mirror
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house
Pretty Vintage Twiggs Bed & Bedside Cabinet @ £8.50
Here is lovely vintage varnished wooden Twiggs bed and bedside cabinet, with the original pretty floral transfer. The cabinet door and drawer both open. Bedside cupboard measures 1 3/4″ wide x 2 1/2″ high x 1 1/8″ deep. Bed measures 3 7/8″ long x 2 3/4″ wide. Scale is a bit all over the place with these two items. The bed is 1/16th scale but the cabinet is high enough for a 1/12th scale dolls house…how odd, but they clearly are both of the same set. They are in a good played with condition. As often seen in many of the Twiggs pieces of furniture, on these there is still residue from where the pieces were glued into the packaging.
Ref: Twiggs Bed & Bedside Cabinet
Suitable for vintage dolls house where scale does not matter
c1920s/30s German Antique Miniature Metal Alarm Clock @ £19.50
Here is a delightful little German metal alarm clock, believed to originate from the 1920s/30s. It is fully intact in original condition, with two little propped feet, moulded detail and celluloid covering over a paper clock face. It is marked GERMANY on the back. Overall this is in a good played with condition. Stands at a height of 1 1/8″. What a fab item!
Ref: German Alarm Clock
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
Antique “Go Way Back And Sit Down” Chamber Pot @ £8.50
Here is a quirky and delightful china chamber pot with a gold lustre interior, plus the words “Go way back and sit down” printed around the outside in gold. Am assuming this is German and was made pre-war. Overall this is in a good played with condition. Measures 1″ in circumference and 3/4″ high.
Ref: Chamber Pot
Suitable for 1/12th Scale dolls house
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