Living And Dining Room

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.


c1900s Erhard & Sohne Ornate Mirror Frame With Candle Holders (missing mirror) SOLD

This is an antique gilt coloured metal mirror frame, rather ornate in design along with two candle holders – one each side of mirror frame. Please note the original mirror is missing but an alternative replacement could be used, as the original rear mirror fitting tabs are still present and intact. Apart from the missing mirror, this is in a good played with condition. Nice rare item. Measures 3 1/2″ high x 2 1/2″ overall width. This appears on page 36 of Swantje-Koehler-Verlag’s ORMOLU DOLLHOUSE ACCESSORIES.

Ref Erhard & Sohne Mirror Frame

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


Late 1800s Ornate German Green Glass/Pewter Decanter  & Two Glasses @ £95.00

Here is a delightful and increasingly hard to find set consisting of an ornate decanter and two matching glasses. They are very pretty indeed, in a kind of Baroque style and it is refreshing to have all the green glass intact.  Apart from one teeny fatigue hole within the design of the decanter  pewter base, all are in a good played with condition. Amazing seeing as they are well in excess of a century old! The decanter measures 2″ high and each glass measures just over 1″ high.

Ref: German Glass/Pewter Decanter & Two Glasses

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


Pair Of Antique Metal Wall Sconces RESERVED

Here are a pair of increasingly rare antique metal wall sconces,  believed to be German and dated around late 1800s/early 1900s. I suspect that they had a glass shade which are now long gone. But even so these are quite splendid and quite ornate in appearance. You could even fix candles on these perhaps or maybe ask a modern glass blower to make  replacement shades for them? Each sconce measures 2″ in length.

Ref: Pair Antique Sconces

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


Antique German Soft Metal Fireside Tool Stand & Two Tools @ £42.00 RESERVED

Here is an early 1900s fireside tool stand along with shovel and tongs. I had always thought that this particular stand had been an umbrella/walking stick stand so was a surprise to see this with the tools. Further research on the internet revealed that a similar one with tools from Flora Jacobs Collection had been auctioned off a while ago. So I have learnt something new!

The gilt and black coloured soft metal stand, tongs and shovel are in a good played with condition, just a little paint loss but considering this is over 100 years old, it can be forgiven. It is quite Art Nouveau in style. Measures 3 1/2″ high x 1 1/4″ depth x 1 1/4″ length.

Ref: German Fireside Tool Stand & Tools

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


Rare Illustrated Antique Large Scale Wooden Coal Box Plus Shovel @ £24.00

This is truly delightful and one that I have never come across before. So I guess you could say that it is rare. Here we have a wooden coal box, large in scale with an opening lid via original decorative metal handle. There appears to be some sort of metal handle on the top but it looks like it has been flattened? I am very hesitant to attempt to lift it in case it snaps off so have left well alone. The printed silhouette images of animals and a lad are exquisite. It is difficult to put a date on this but I feel it could be circa 1910? There is a large scale shovel that accompanied this. Coal box measures 2 3/4″ long x 2″ wide x 2″ high. Shovel measures 3 1/4″ long. All are in a good played with condition.

Ref: Wooden Illustrated Coal Box

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


c1800s Evans & Cartwright Metal Fireplace With Additional Wooden Painted Fire Surround RESERVED

Here is what is believed to be a rare circa 1800s Evans & Cartwright metal fireplace with an additional wooden painted fire surround of unknown make. A metal fireplace similar to this appears on page 129 of Liza Antrim’s FAMILY DOLLS HOUSES.  The metal fireplace itself is all there, including gilt metal fire fret and has quite a decorative detail. These just do not come along very often these days so if you have a genuine Victorian dolls house, this is an opportunity to purchase a genuine Victorian fireplace! Although the fireplace is loose and slots into the fire surround, it does look like at one time the fire surround was actually glued to the top of the metal fireplace. All are in a good played with condition, a little rust on the fireplace and wear to the wonderfully gorgeous orange coloured painted fire surround. The fire surround is of unknown maker but believed to be of the same era as the fireplace, and are being sold together.  The metal fireplace measures 3 1/8″ at widest point x 3 3/8″ high x 1 3/4″ overall depth.  Fire surround measures 6 1/4″ widest point x 5 1/4″ high x 1 3/4″ depth.

Ref: Evans & Cartwright Metal Fire & Wooden Surround

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


c1950s FGT & Sons Metal Coal Fire Insert @ £16.00

This is one of the more unusual FGT items that doesn’t come along quite so often these days. It is a metal interior fire insert with lit coal fire detail, complete with old fashioned green tiled effect. It has been designed to fit up against a fire surround. A simple fire surround (if you don’t have one) could be made from offcuts of wooden beading to fit around this, plus a longer flat piece for the mantel? This fire insert is in a good played with condition, just a little paint loss. Measures 2 1/4″ across the base x 2 3/8″ to top of arch. Lovely item.

Ref: FGT & Sons Metal Coal Fire Insert

Suitable for 1/16th scale and possibly 1/12th scale


Vintage FGT Gas Fire @ £28.00

This is a lovely mottled dark brown/ copper/black painted colour, post war gas fire-marked FGT & Sons. It is exactly the same as the T&B pre-war version – made from the same mould. In a relatively good played with condition, a little wear to the paintwork.  Measures 2 3/8″ high x 1 1/2″ wide.

Ref : FGT Gas Fire

Suitable For Both 1/16th Scale & 1/12th Scale Dolls House


Handmade KT Miniatures Replica c1910 German Style Wooden Fireplace @ £38.00

This is a replica of my actual c1910 German fireplace that I have had in my own collection for years and because I had never been able to find another like it but wanted another one…I decided to replicate the original! I was so chuffed to bits with the results that since then,  although extremely time consuming to create, I have made  some more.

This fireplace  is made from a variety of materials, but mainly wood, printed card and paint! It is finished in a dark wood acrylic colour with a polished finish. The tile is a scanned image of original and the hearth also.

Overal dimension – height 3 1/2″ x 3″ width x 1 1/4″ depth.

Ref: Replica 1910 German Fireplace

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


 

Ref: Set Of Four Antique Chairs

Suitable for slightly larger scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter


 

Old German Chair @ £13.00 SOLD

Here is a delightful German wooden chair with the glorious original blue and white seat upholstery. The wooden back has been fretwork cut and is lovely. The front exterior parts of the wooden frame have been given a two tone effect finish which adds to the charm. I am surmising that this is probably from the 1930s. Overall this is in a good played with condition but please note that the front right leg (facing front on) must have been glued back on at some point and it leans just ever so slightly inwards a little. Nevertheless this is a lovely little thing. Measures 2″ sitting height x 2″ width x 1 5/8″ depth x 3 1/2″ back height. Is hard to determine the scale as it is all over the place!

Ref: Old German Chair

Probably Most Suitable For 1/12th Scale Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


Old German Chair & Matching Stool @ £10.95

Here is a delightful white painted wooden chair with attractive checked material upholstery and a matching stool. These are believed to be of German origin from the 1920s -1930s. The chair back has been repaired at some point and has been fixed with a slight lean inwards which gives this a real quirky air to it!  Also underneath there appears to be a hint of two nails which presumably are there to keep the upholstered pad on, plus you can see a pale green colour so am wondering if this has been repainted at some point in its long life, and was in fact originally pale green? The stool also wooden and with the same upholstery, also has a definite set of leaning legs slightly inwards on one side. So I guess we could describe these as being in a good well played with condition. Chair measures sitting height 1 5/8″ x overall back height 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ width x 1 3/4″ depth. Stoll has sitting height of 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ width x 1 1/2″ depth.  I do hope someone can give these a good home, the photos just doesn’t do them justice.

Ref: Old German Chair & Stool

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


Old German Sideboard Large Scale (some damage to hinge) @ £10.50

Here is a large scale wooden German sideboard, with lovely two tone finish on the front exterior. The two doors at the front open and the feet are a curious curved shape. Overall this has a very Art Deco feel to it and am assuming that this is from the 1930s. Please note that the tiny pin hinge at the top of the left door is exposed  as a tiny splinter has come away, but I have tried it a few times and it seems to stay intact on opening, however the price reflects this and has been reduced accordingly. This is most definitely larger than your ordinary 1/12th scale so please check the measurements before ordering. Measures 5 7/8″ wide x 2 1/4″ deep x 3 3/4″ total back height x 3 1/4″ worktop height.

Ref: German Sideboard Large Scale

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


 

Two Vintage Large Scale Quirky Chairs @ £5.00

Here is a pair of rather odd and quirky large scale chairs. Previous owner  told me that hese had been handmade in the early 1900s and apparently used to sit in  a German miniature shop for many years. If you are looking for large scale chairs that are a little bit different and fun, then these may be just right for you. The chairbacks each have a fretsaw cut back and  uniquely each have been cut from one block of wood. In a wonderful whacky way, you can see from the photos that the sitting seat parts slope forwards like a slide….haha! Each chair has a front sitting height of 1 1/2″ and a back sitting height (is not often I can say that)  of 1 3/4″. Overall back height of both is 4 1/2″.  Width of one chair is 2 3/8″, whereas the width of other chair is  2 1/4″. The colour is rather interesting….is a kind of hazel colour with a terracotta colour edging all the way around all cut edges, which makes them even more interesting!  They are in a well played with condition.

Ref: Two Large Scale Chairs

Scale is all over the place with these so I would say that these would either suit a large scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.


Pair Of Early 1900s German Single Chairs @ £14.00

Here is a pair of square shaped early 1900s German wooden chairs with material covered seats and top curved material covered edges. Although these have been quite crudely made, they have a certain charm. In a good played with condition, just a little wear and some minor fabric fraying. Measures 2 3/6″ high x 2 5/6″ deep and wide each.

Ref:A- Pair Of Single Early 1900s German Chairs

Most Suitable For 1/16th Scale Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


cLate 1800s/Early 1900s Brass Fireplace @ £29.00

This is believed to be a late Victorian/circa early 1900s solid brass fireplace. It is in a good well played with condition – just a little tarnishing and one or two minor knocks but nothing too detrimental. The mantlepiece on the left hand side has just begun to work a little loose but once this is in situ, will be be irrelevant. It is a charming piece and would look fantastic in an old dolls house. Measures 5″ at widest point (ie. mantelpiece) x just under 4″ high.

Ref:A- Antique Brass Fireplace

Suitable For 1/12th scale Or Where Scale Does Not Matter


Antique Glass Fruit Bowl With Handle @ £29.00

Here is a lovely decorative purple antique glass fruit bowl with twisted blue glass handle and original fruit. The fruit are fixed into the bowl (apart from one which has come adrift ) and am not entirely sure what they are made of, but perhaps dried pips of some sort? But each have an outer coloured textured coating which have split and in some cases, have come right away leaving the inner exposed? But this just adds to the character of the piece. The basket itself is in good played with condition. Measures 2 1/4″ high so quite large, therefore would suit antique dolls house where scale does not matter or a large scale dolls house.

Ref: Glass Fruit Bowl With Handle

Suitable for large scale or in a dolls house where scale does not matter


c1930s Vintage Raffia Table @ £13.00

This is believed to be a pre-war little table, with legs wrapped in raffia. The table top has the original 1930s material and is edged in raffia. Underneath there is a kind of lower raffia shelf. This is delightful and quite unusual. In a good played with condition. Measures 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ x 1 5/8″ high.

Ref:A-1930s Raffia Table

Suitable For 1/12th or 1/16th Scale


Unusual Small Vintage Sideboard @ £4.50

This is a a very old and unusual homemade sideboard, with mock door front that has two metal handles. The door has been given a slanted appearance and has a bit of an Art Deco feel to it. Useful little item for the 1/16th scale dolls house. In a good played with condition. Measures 3 1/4″ long x2″ high.

Ref:A-Unusual Small Sideboard

Suitable For 1/6th Scale


 

Rare Large Scale Antique Clear Glass Decanter With Twisted Blue Decorated Stopper @ £22.00

This is a stunning antique clear glass decanter with removable long stopper with pretty twisted blue handle. Stunning item – I have NEVER seen one quite like this before. It measures 3 1/4″ so quite large scale so suitable either for a large scale antique dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter. In excellent played with condition.

Ref:TRAY 3 – Rare Decanter With Blue Twisted Stopper

Suitable For Large Scale Dolls House Or Old Dolls House Where Scale Does Not Matter


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