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.
c1930s “Gwenda” 1/24th Scale Tin Art Deco Dressing Table & Cupboard @ £32.00 SOLD
I have to say that when I first set eyes on these two little pieces, I assumed that they were from the Dolly Varden dolls house furniture range made by Dinky Toys (Meccano) from 1936 – 1940, as the design and details are almost identical. But having handled actual Dinky Dolly Varden furniture, I can see that these have not been made by Dinky Toys. For starters, these two little pieces are made from tin and there is no makers mark. The Dolly Varden furniture was made out of some sort of metal alloy material that is renowned for suffering from metal fatigue. I have since learnt that these tin items were made under the Cartwright’s “Gwenda” registered label and the tin bedroom set came out in 1937.
Anyhow, back to these two little gems which are very much in the Art Deco style and in 1/24th scale. The dressing table and bedroom cupboard are made of tin with a painted blue finish.The dressing table has a mock tin oval mirror, and mock drawer detail. The cupboard has mock upper doors which do not open, but the lower double drawers do open, but as only as one. As to condition, well you can see from the photos that they are in a well played with condition, with some paint loss and a little rust. The dressing table is a little wonky so consequently the right front foot stands ever so slightly off the ground . Nevertheless, these kind of items just do not come along very often and if you have an old 1/24th scale dolls house, they would look fabulous. Dressing table measures 1 7/8″ wide x 2 1/4″ to top of mirror x 1″ deep . Cupboard measures 1 5/8″ high x 1 1/4″ wide x 1/2″ deep. Intriguing items!
Ref: Tiny Art Deco Dressing Table & Cupboard
Suitable for 1/24th scale dolls house
Vintage Pretty Pink Decorative Wooden Bed & Dressing Table @ £19.50 SOLD
This is a gorgeous little set of unknown origin or make. The two piece set comprises of a pink painted wooden bed with lovely hand painted flower detail on the footboard. The matching dressing table has been constructed out of wood, with nicely shaped top , hand painted silver mirror detail and cleverly cut detail around the mirror. I have not seen one that has been created quite like this before. There are two lower mock doors with tack handles. Further hand painted flowers can be found around each side of the mirror and on the dressing table top. This really is an exquisite set. Overall these are in a good played with condition, some wear. Bed measures 4 3/8″ long x 2 3/8″ wide x 2 1/2″ at highest point.
Ref: Pink Bed & Dressing Table Set
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
Vintage Green Painted Scroll Metal Bed & Some Bedding @ £18.00 SOLD
Here is an old metal scroll bed in a dark green painted finish, with a scroll design on each end of the bed. Believed to be of German origin. It comes with a homemade mattress and slim pillow plus a lovely vintage crocheted bedcover. Overall the bed is in a good played with condition. The paintwork is in excellent condition, so am wondering if it has been over painted? Measures 4 1/4″ long x 2″ wide x 1″ base height from ground.
Ref: Green Scroll Metal Bed
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
Pink Wooden Single Bed @ £8.00 SOLD
Here is a lovely wooden small single bed with identically shaped head and foot boards. This comes with a simple homemade mattress from large floral material. Maker and age unknown, although it is believed to have been commercially made. The foot board is fixed at a slightly tilted angle… which reminds me of my ancient first bed that I slept in as a young child! This is in a relatively good played with condition, some paint loss. Measures 3 7/8″ long x 2″ wide x 2 7/8″ at highest point.
Ref: Pink Wooden Bed
Suitable for 1/16th Scale dolls house
Vintage Three Piece Bedroom Suite @ £15.00
This is an unusual dark blue painted wooden three piece bedroom set, exact age unknown but came with some 1930s – early 1950s dolls house items so am assuming this is of the same era. Origin unknown, it may be handmade but could also have been commercially made – has been nicely done. This set consists of a blue painted wardrobe with opening door, single bed with blue painted head and foot boards. A blue painted wooden dressing table with a non opening imitation door with nail handles and a fixed mirror. The mirror is heavily tarnished as you can see and at one time, I suspect this was fixed as a swivel mirror, as there is a tiny hole either side of the back uprights. Nowadays the mirror is fixed. Overall this is in a good played with condition, some wear and marks, plus of course the mirror is tarnished as mentioned above. Wardrobe measures 3 1/4″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x 5″ high. Bed measures 5 1/2″ long x 2 3/4″ deep x 1 1/4″ mattress height x 2 1/2″ at highest point ie. headboard. Dressing table measures 2 3/4″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep x 4″ high.
Ref: Vintage Blue Three Piece Bedroom Suite
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house
Antique German Wooden Dressing Table @ £42.00
This is an elegant dark varnished wooden dressing table, believed to be German and probably originating from around c1910. It has two large opening drawers but the two small drawer fronts are for effect only and do not open. There is an upper shelf which would look fabulous adorned with tiny toiletry items. The mirror is in good condition and the top of the dressing table has a nice curved arched top. Very nice indeed. This is in a good played with condition, some wear to the exterior – most noticeable there is a scratch on the wood just under the mirror frame – above the top shelf. However, as this is around 100 years old I think it can be forgiven. Lovely item. Measures 3 1/2″ wide x 2 1/4″ at deepest point x 5 1/2″ back height x 2 1/2″ to dressing table worktop height.
Ref: Antique German Wooden Dressing Table
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
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