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.

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

Rare c1920s Dining Table @ £36.00SOLD

This is a rare and very pretty octagonal wooden dining table with a floral central design and contrasting blue design around the table edge. The chunky turned and highly decorative legs have been highlighted in gold paint. This has been beautifully made and I suspect is of German origin but as yet, have not been able to identify the maker. I have put a date of 1920s on this, as that is when the mother of the previous owner had this as a child, but it could possibly be a little older?  If anyone out there can identify this, do please get in touch I would love to hear from you.  In a good played with condition, a little wear particularly to the table top. The table height is a little bigger than the traditional 1/12th scale. Measures 3″ high x 3 3/4″ wide and deep.

Ref: Octagonal  German Dining Table

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

cLate 1800s/Early 1900s German Sofa Supported By A Pile Of KT Miniatures Books @ £21.50 SOLD

The story of this chair can be seen on a recent posting on KT Miniatures Journal – CLICK HERE.  This late 1800s/early 1900s German sofa had a missing back leg frame on the far right hand side of this sofa. I was not able to repair and decided that this was just too lovely to discard, so came up with the idea of replacing the missing leg with a pile of my old style books, thus propping the sofa up so that it could actually stand. Succes and I was chuffed to bits with the result! The sofa itself, apart from the missing leg, is in a good well played with condition, some wear to the original blue upholstery, including a stain on the right end. But there is something so very charming about this and if your old dolls house intabitants are a little on the eccentric side, this could be perfect for you! Measures 5″ long x 1 7/8″ deep x 4 1/4″ back height x 1 3/4″ sitting height.

Ref: Old Sofa & Books

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

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

Set Of Four Antique Fretwork Chairs, Including One Rocking Chair @ £19.50 SOLD

Here is a set of four very old wooden fretwork chairs with upholstered pink material edged in fringing. The set consists of three dining chairs and one rocking chair. These could just as easily have been commercially made, as well as homemade. In the early part of the 1900s fretwork dolls house furniture was common. These are particularly nice with attractive curved fretwork backs and the rocking chair is quite charming. Overall these are in a good but well played with condition, a little play worn. Each chair has at least one hole, some have a pair of synchronised holes underneath, which are likely to have been done by a nail or a holding spike whilst the chairs were being formed and finished. I have scrutinised every other part of all chairs and cannot find any evidence of any other holes so unlikely to be old worm holes in my opinion. Each dining chair measure 1 3/4″ sitting height x 4 1/4″ back height x 2″ width x 1 3/4″ depth. Rocking chair measures 1 3/4″ sitting height x 4 1/4″ backheight x 2 1/2″ width x 4″ overall depth of rockers.

Ref: Set Of Four Antique Chairs

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

Old German Sofa @ £19.50

This is truly lovely and the photos just don’t do this justice. It is believed to be an old  German sofa – probably from the 1930s, in completely original condition. The navy blue and white chequered upholstery is simply gorgeous. At the far right end of the sofa is a curved decorative two tone strip. The main body of the sofa is wooden and overall this is in a good played with condition. Measures 5 1/2″ long x 2 1/2″ deep x 2″ back height x 1 1/8″ sitting height. Scale is a bit all over the place so please check the measurements before ordering.

Ref: Old German Sofa

Possibly Suitable For 1/12th 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

c1950s Brown Kleeware Radiogram @ £8.00 SOLD

This is a delightful brown moulded plastic radiogram made by Kleeware in the 1950s. How so very evocative of that era this piece is and is one of my most favourite of all the Kleeware pieces that were produced during that period. The moulded detail of the front controls and dial are exquisite. Overall this is in a good played with condition. Measures 2 1/8″ high x 7/8″ deep x 1 1/2″ wide.

Ref: Brown Kleeware Radiogram

Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house

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

Antique Early 1900s Japanese Red Painted Table With Extremely Worn Image @ £5.00 SOLD

This is an intriguing sweet and quite unusual red painted wooden table, believed to be Japanese and early 1900s. There is faint trace of the original image that once adorned the table top….but to be honest, I can’t quite fathom what that image was? Could be quite useful in an old dolls house. Measures 4 1/4″ long x 2 3/8″ deep x 1 3/4″ high.

Ref:A- Red Japanese Table

Suitable For 1/16th Scale Or Possibly As An Occasional Table In 1/12th 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