General

All items on this page are of various scales and include not only genuine antique and vintage items, but also 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.


Antique Clear Glass Vase @ £8.50 

This is a lovely antique clear glass vase,  believed to be early 1900s.   Unlike the preciseness and perfection in shape of the modern day miniature glass vases, the rim of this is delightfully not quite so perfect in shape, which   just adds to the character!  This is commonly found with the antique miniature glass pieces, the photo does not do it justice. Measures 1 1/2″ high. In good played with condition.

Ref:  Clear Glass Vase

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old house where scale does not matter


1950s Kleeware Pink Plastic Clock @ £4.50

Here is a lovely pink plastic mantel clock made by Kleeware during the 1950s.  It has the original paper clock face underneath a transparent plastic covering, and delightful moulded detail on the back. Quite a simple but pretty item. In a good played with condition. Measures 1 1/2″ long x 3/8″ deep x 5/8″ high.

Ref: Kleeware Pink Clock

Suitable for both 1/12th & 1/16th scale dolls house


Vintage Wooden Desk @ £10.50

Here is an unusual vintage wooden desk with a deep opening drawer, believed to be from the 1950s/60s.  I am not sure if this has been commercially produced or if it has been homemade, it has certainly been well made that is for sure and is a solid piece. I am calling this a desk, but it appears that at one time there would have been an extension piece on the side as there is a swivel support piece of wood tucked away out of view, could this originally been intended  as a sewing machine table? What an intriguing item. The handle on the drawer is an old upholstery tack. This is a really nice  useful piece of furniture in a good played with condition. Measures 3 5/8″ long x 2 1/8″deep  x 2 1/2″ high.

Ref: Wooden Desk

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house


Pretty Vintage Round  Rug @ £4.00

Here is a round rug homemade from a chenille type fabric, quite a pretty pale blue/cream colour.  You can see the blue pen guide line on the back where it has been cut, and the maker has then edged it in blue pen too…would actually  makes it look rather nice! In good played with condition. Measures 3 1/4″ in diameter.

Ref: Round Rug

Suitable for either 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house


Vintage Style Painted Metal Parabolic Electric Fire @ £15.00

Here is a painted metal parabolic electric fire, believed to have been made from a Phoenix Model Development kit and probably painted to look old by an unknown artisan.  However, there is some genuine age to this too, and came with a mixed set of vintage dolls house items.  This is probably one of the earlier Phoenix kits, as this appears to have a bar across the front  which the modern day version of this kit does not have, plus the element on this older version appears to be a little different. It is delightful. The exterior has been given a pale green matt finish and the element has been painted red. It has a decorative handle on the top and a lever at each end. Measures 1 3/4″ wide x 2″ to top of handle x 7/8″ deep. I remember we had one similar in real life which I believe was from the 1950s? Lovely item.

Ref: Painted Parabolic Electric Fire

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house


Reproduction Pair Of Painted Metal Toby Jugs @  £13.50

Here is a pair of modern reproduction painted metal Toby Jugs that came together so am selling them as a pair, they are not so old and came with a mixed collection of  dolls house items from various eras. I think they are possibly by Warwick Miniatures and Phoenix Model Developments? They have been nicely painted, particularly the smaller one,  and are quite charming. The slimmer jug is in a worn condition with some paint loss, but the other is in excellent condition. The taller one measures 5/8″ high and the other one just marginally smaller.

Ref: Pair Metal Painted Toby Jugs

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house


Vintage Style Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner @ £15.00

Here is a not so old vintage style vacuum cleaner, maker unknown but I believe it is artisan made, the kind of cleaner seen in the 1930s-1960s?  This came with an assorted collection of old and relatively new miniatures. It is in a good played with condition. I think the main body is leather covered wooden doweling,  with various details including handle, metal wire feet, lead and plug plus metal tubing with  wooden cleaning foot. It is actually quite cleverly made and would look at home in both old or modern reproduction dolls houses. The cylinder part measures 2″ long.

Ref: Vintage Style Vacuum Cleaner

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or  dolls house where scale does not matter


Rare Antique German Inkwell (missing one pot) @ SOLD

Here is an increasingly rare German metal inkwell, quite Art Nouveau in style so am surmising this is dated early 1900s. It has one tiny metal ink pot still in existence, and the other pot is missing. They are so tiny it is a miracle that even one pot has survived at all!!There is a scalloped tray at the front, presumably where a miniature pen could sit (sadly there is no pen). This is a delightful item and overall, apart from the missing pot, this is in a good played with condition, although there is a tiny notch (I think a manufacturing fault) just off left front of the lovely scalloped tray. Measures 1 3/4″ wide x 1″ wide x 3/8″ high.

Ref: German Inkwell

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


c1920s/30s German Mantel Clock @ £19.50 SOLD

Here is a metal clock, marked GERMANY underneath, with original paper clock face and celluloid glazing. On the back of the clock is further moulded detail, which gives this added charm. In a good played with condition. Measures 1 3/8″ wide x just under 1″ high.

Ref: German Mantel Clock

Suitable for 1/12th or 1/16th scale dolls house


Early 1900s German Set Of Three Fireside Tools @ £15.00

Here is an early 1900s  set of three antique soft metal decorative gilt coloured fireside tools, comprising of a poker, tongs and shovel. They are lovely. Originally there would have been a stand that these hung on, but sadly long gone. Overall these are in a good played with condition, some loss of gilt colour off all three tools. Each piece measures 1 1/2″ long.

Ref: Antique Fireside Tools

Suitable for 1/12th or 1/16th scale dolls house


Unusual Tiny Antique Wire Plant Stand @ £14.50

This is quite an unusual and rather lovely  plant stand, completely made from metal wire and believed to originate from the early 1900s.  Maker is unknown but I suspect that this is a commercially produced item. The top is beautifully made, in exactly the same way as basket weaving, and has been given three wire legs that have looped ends for feet. By thinking laterally,  I suppose this could be used in a variety of ways, other than a plant stand. Perhaps it could be used as a table for a 1/24th scale dolls house or perhaps a coffee table for 1/16th scale house. Or how about a cake stand for a 1/12th scale dining table or sideboard. In fact, I am sure you may be able to think of more uses….which makes this quite a versatile little item. Overall this is in a relatively good played with condition, some wear. Measures 7/8″ high x 1 3/4″ in diameter.

Ref: Wire Plant Stand

Suitable for a variety of uses in a variety of scale dolls houses – please read above


Antique Glazed Round Brass Frame With Hanging Chain & Old Photo @ £16.50

Here is a lovely very old (late Victorian/Edwardian) round brass photo frame with glass and original hanging chain attached. There is someone’s old family photo of two old ladies in Victorian (?) dress.  Obviously was someone’s family piece, but whoever buys this can replace with perhaps their own family photo or picture if wished? Should be easy to do via four pull back tabs found on the rear. This is a reasonably good used condition, however the brass frame is tarnished in places…but just adds to the charm. Frame measures 2 1/4″ in diameter and to the top of extended chain measures 4″ high.

Ref: Glazed Round Brass Frame & Chain

Suitable for large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


Antique Wooden Pot With Artificial Tall Plant @ £9.50

Here is a tall antique artificial plant in a turned wooden pot, made from paper covered wire and paper.  This came with a bunch of varied antique dolls house furniture from the early 1900s – 1930s, so must assume that this is of the same era.  As you can see from the photos, most of the flower heads are missing petals, but nevertheless, this is quite an attractive little thing. Overall, this is in a played with condition, some paint loss to the wooden pot too. Stands at a height of 4 1/4″. Lovely item!

Ref: Antique Miniature Tall Plant In Pot

Suitable for both 1/12th and 1/16th scale dolls house.


c1930s Anfoe German Upright Vacuum Cleaner @ £25.00 SOLD

Here is an antique c1920s German metal upright vacuum cleaner  with original black material bag. The bag is  marked ANFOE at the top in red lettering. Underneath the vacuum cleaner it is marked GERMANY. The remnants of the painted triangular symbol can be seen on the front of the metal part of the cleaner. The two metal back wheels are fully intact and rotate when the cleaner is pushed. Also the original pin clip at the top of the cleaner bag is still present, although the pins do have a tendency to slip out of the material, but it is a case of simply slipping them back in place. Overall this is in a relatively good played with condition, there is considerable black paint loss off the handle. But as this is at least 90 years old, I think it can be forgiven. Measures  4 3/3″ to tip of handle when upright.

Ref: Anfoe Vacuum Cleaner

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter. 


c1920s/30s German Antique Miniature Metal Alarm Clock @ £19.00

Here is a delightful little German metal alarm clock, believed to originate from the 1920s/30s. . It is fully intact in original condition, with 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, some wear and most noticeably the brown aging on the paper clock face. Also the paper face and celluloid covering is just a little loose inside, but if it settles at an angle, simply hold the clock upside down and the clock face falls back into place.  This  just adds to the character of this gorgeous item. 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

 Small Vintage Money Box…To Be Used As A Trunk @ £5.00

No, your eyes are not deceiving you and yes, this is a vintage tin money box from the 1950s/1960s!  However, being an ardent antique and vintage dolls house collector myself, it helps to think laterally at times! Basically, keep an eye out for ordinary objects that could be used in your old dolls house. In this case….this old money box would look fantastic as an old trunk up in your old dolls house attic/spare room, either closed or open. If you want to display this open with the lid propped up, then you could drape antique material/lace to hide the money slot, and then fill your trunk with all kinds of antique or vintage objects. This tin is in a good used condition but sorry,  key is long gone. Measures 3 1/8″ wide x 2″ deep x 1 5/8″ high with handle lying flat.

Ref: Trunk Money Box

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter.


Antique German Oil Heater @ £39.00 SOLD

Here is an antique metal painted oil  heater for the dolls house, believed to be early 1900s and of German origin.  This kind of heater was portable and could be taken from room to room, as required. It has a movable shaped handle and moulded features, in a painted black and metal coloured finish. This is in a good played with condition,  fully intact with all four feet which is refreshing as they are so often snapped off, but there is some paint loss. Measures 2 3/8″ high.  Lovely item!

Ref:  German Oil Heater

Suitable for both 1/12th and 1/16th scale dolls house.


Antique Boot & Hat Charms @ £5.00 SOLD

These two tiny antique metal objects were believed to have been  tiny charms for a bracelet or necklace, but thinking laterally once again, these could be used in an old dolls house. There is a tiny top hat and old boot. The hat has a hole in the rim where a loop would have threaded through. The boot’s metal loop has snapped off. The hat is a much smaller scale than the boot, as the boot is more like 1/12th scale. But nevertheless, I am selling these both together as they could be useful to someone who has an old dolls house where scale does not matter. Boot measures 13/16″ long and the hat measures 3/8″ high.

Ref: Two Tiny Metal Charms

Suitable for old dolls house where scale does not matter


Large Scale c1920s Britains Metal Painted Coal Scuttle @ £16.00

Here is a very old Britains painted metal coal scuttle in a gold colour. The metal wire handle is moveable. There is a tiny nibble in the rim of the base and some wear to the paintwork but as this is nearly 100 years old I think it can be forgiven. Nice item for an antique dolls house. Measures 1 5/8″ at highest point x 1 7/8″ long x 1 1/2″ wide.

Ref: Britains Large Scale Coal Scuttle

Suitable for large scale dolls house or old house where scale does not matter


Vintage O Gauge Railway “Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes” Tin Sign @ £8.50

Here is a vintage tin “Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes” advertising sign believed to have been manufactured for an O gauge toy railway by Bassett Lowke , but could be suitable for use on the exterior of  dolls house or exterior and interior of a miniature shop. Measures 2 1/4″  x 1 3/8″. In reasonably good played with condition, there is a large scratch across the top right hand corner, but inconsequential and helps with the aged look!

Ref: Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes Sign

Suitable for either 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house

 


Vintage O Gauge Railway “Players Please” Tin Sign @ £7.50

Here is a super vintage tin “Player’s Please” advertising sign believed to have been manufactured for an O gauge toy railway by Bassett Lowke , but could be suitable for use on the exterior of  dolls house or exterior and interior of a miniature shop. Measures 2 ”  x 1″.

Ref: Players Please Sign

Suitable for either 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house


Two Vintage Blue Crocheted Mats & Lace Mat – Various Uses @ £3.50

Here are two vintage crocheted mats in blue wool and a tiny lace mat. They are in a reasonably good played with condition. Could have a variety of uses in a variety of rooms, such as sideboard, dressing table,  cupboard, bookshelf or window sill – even mantelpiece of fireplace. Lace mat measures 1 1/4″ long and blue mats measure  1 1/2″ wide.

Ref: Two Blue Crocheted Mats & Lace Mat

Suitable for either 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house


Tiny Vintage Crocheted Mustard Coloured Runner & Two Round Mats -Various Uses @ £4.00

I am in awe of anyone who can crotchet in real life size, let alone in miniature! These are delightful and came with some antique and vintage dolls house furniture. So age and maker unknown, presumably homemade. The runner measures 2″ long and each weeny round mat measures 3/4″ in diameter. Could have a variety of uses in a variety of rooms, such as sideboard, dressing table,  cupboard, bookshelf or window sill – even mantelpiece of fireplace.

Ref: Crocheted Runner & Two Mats

Suitable for either 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house


c1945-1949 Two Glass Miniature Candlesticks – German (US Zone) @ £19.50

Here are two unusual glass candlesticks, one with a sticker underneath that states –  Made in Germany US Zone, so this would have been made in Germany presumabley between 1945 and 1949, as after that Germany became a Republic? They are exquisitely pretty and quite vibrant in colour still, and are in excellent played with condition. Each candle measures 1 3/8″ high.

Ref: Two German Glass Candles

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house


Rare c1950s Metal Lawnmower@ £45.00

This is a rare and quite delightful painted metal lawnmower,  precise maker is unknown but interestingly it came with the deckchair seen below and the green paint used on both are an exact match, so  I suspect they were made by the same manufacturer.  We know that the lawnmower was brought out as part of a miniature garden series by a distributing company called B&S (no relation to Barrett & son) but the exact maker is unknown. It has been suggested to me that they may have been made by DCMT but I have not been able to substantiate this as yet. There is no makers mark on this lawnmower.  It is fully intact with the moveable grass box and moveable rollers. Overall this is in a good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork. When you push it along it all the rollers and cogs move in synchronisation….wonderful! Measures 2 1/2″ high x 4 1/4″ long x 1 1/4″ wide.

Ref: Metal Lawnmower

Possibly suitable for both 1/16th  and 1/12th scale dolls house


c1950s DCMT Garden Roller @ £10.50

Here is a very nice painted metal garden roller marked MADE IN ENGLAND DCMT LTD. The heavy metal rollers actually roll when pushed long. It is in a good played with condition, some wear. Measures just under 3″ long x 1 1/2″ at widest point.

Ref: DCMT Garden Roller

Possibly suitable for both 1/16th  and 1/12th scale dolls house


c1950s Johillco Lead Kennel & Bulldog @ £11.50

Here a circa 1950s lead green painted kennel and white bulldog with black patches, believed to be by Johillco. It is marked MADE IN ENGLAND underneath the kennel. Overall, this is in a relatively good played with condition, with some wear to the paintwork.  Kennel measures 1 1/2″ long x 1″ wide x 1 5/8″ high. Bulldog is tiny and measures 1 1/4″ long x 3/4″ high.

Ref: Johillco Bulldog & Kennel

Although 1/32 scale, this could be useful in an old dolls house where scale does not matter


Larger Antique Silver Glass German Candelabra @ £16.00

This is an antique German glass candelabra. The central body and base havea silver coloured coating over the top and the candles are pure white glass with a red tint at the wick end. Measures just under 2 1/2″ in total height so quite big but lovely. Generally I would say this is in good played with condition with some wearing away of the silver coating.

Ref:TRAY 14 – Larger Candelabra

Possibly Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Larger Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Vintage Metal Phone – Large Scale @ £16.50

This is an attractive slightly large scale vintage metal telephone, maker or exact age unknown. In good played with condition, some wear to the paintwork – particularly on the receiver. The receiver lifts off and is attached to the main body by coloured thread. Measures approx.1 1/14″ base width x 1 1/2″ base depth x 1″ height.

Ref:A-Metal Phone

Suitable For Slightly Larger Antique Or Vintage Dolls House Or Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Rare c1947-1952 Large Irish Glass Watering Can @ £5.00

This rare glass watering can was purchased during 1947 – 1952 and bought in an Irish shop. Please note that this is a little larger than the normal 1/12th scale so please check measurements before ordering. Is in a good played with condition and measures 2″ high.

Ref:A- Large Glass Watering Can

Suitable More For A Larger Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Antique Large Scale Speckled Clear Glass Oil Lamp @ £14.00

This is an antique clear glass oil lamp with white speckles…..quite unusual and attractive. It is very tall so large scale. In a good played with condition, some wear plus please note that there is a tiny cork that has fallen right into the base. This measures 4″ tall so will suit a large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.

Ref:TRAY 3 – Clear Glass Oil Lamp

Suitable For Large Scale Antique Dolls House Or Even Doll Size


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