Nursery

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.


Little Elephant Train & Books Scene For The Nursery @ £39.50

This little scene has been handmade by KT Miniatures and was inspired by a beautiful Honor Appleton illustration. The rug is pre-loved and not so old, which came with a job lot of vintage miniatures, but everything else was made by KT Miniatures.  All imitation books have wooden inserts apart from the book standing open on top of the tunnel, which has paper pages. The little train is of wooden construction with old bead wheels and a vintage card image of an elephant. All items are fixed in place to the reinforced rug.  Rug measures 6″ x 4″.

Ref: Little Elephant Train On Rug

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house.


Happy Families Cards @ £13.50

This vintage style set of a “Happy Families” card game,  I used to make several years ago to sell and this one must have got separated from my old stock as I found it tucked in a far corner of another box, so decided to do something different with them.

As kids, my brothers and I used to enjoy spending ages building up our playing cards into magnificent constructions…and then knock them down of course.  So here is the old set of handmade Happy Families cards built into a pyramid kind of construction, all items fixed. So if you are looking for something a little different for  your miniature nursery or child’s bedroom, this may be just the thing for you.  Measures approx. 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″.

Ref: Happy Families Cards

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house


1930s Style Rectangular Quoit Board @ £7.00 SOLD

Here is a miniature rectangular vintage style quoit board, based on an a real one from the 1930s, made by KT Miniatures. The board is made of wood with a paper image of cartoon characters and 9 metal hooks, along with 6 metal fixed ring “quoits”. There is a two tone string thread loop at the top to hang up in your nursery, toy shop etc. Measures just under 2″ wide x just under 1 1/4″ high.

Ref: Rectangular Quoit Board

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house.


c1910-1920s Small Metal German Bed & c1930s Celluloid  Child  Doll  (Unknown Make) @ £25.00

I am selling this lovely little celluloid doll along with this small c1910-1920s German  bed together under this “Nursery” section, as they both came together and I thought it was only apt to keep them together:) The main part of the little bed is made from metal mesh with a metal frame, painted in original cream paint. There is a tiny fabric pillow and mattress, but please note the underside of the mattress has some brown staining, presumably from the base. The doll is of unknown make but I feel it has a bit of a Japanese feel to it, and Iprobably dates later from around 1930s. There may be a makers mark on her back but her clothes are sewn on and it would be such a shame to unpick all the stitches just to have a look. Here limbs are movable. These two little items are lovely and would look fabulous in the nursery of an old dolls house. Both are in a good played with condition, some loss of paint on bed. Doll measures 3 3/8″ long. Bed measures 3 1/2″ long x 2″ wide x 2 1/2″ at highest point.

Ref: Antique Metal Bed & Unknown Doll

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


c1920s Metal Nursery Chair @ £15.00

Here is a very old metal nursery chair, probably German origin,  from the 1920s. I am not sure if this should have  had four wheels but currently only has two? As you can see this is in a heavily worn and extremely rusty condition. It is not often that I would recommend messing with the original paintwork but on this occasion I think it is a necessity! The previous owner thought so too, this belonged to her mother in the 1920s. Measures 1 5/8″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep x 3″ high.

Ref: Nursery Chair

Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house


Vintage Large Scale (More Doll Size Rather Than Dolls House Size) Set Of Three Assorted Glass Dolly Feeding Bottles @ £10.50

As you can see, these are vintage  toy dolly glass feeding bottles, more like doll size rather than dolls house size. However, for those of you who have an old dolls house where scale does not matter…or perhaps you are an antique doll collector, then these may  be of interest to you. This is a set of three assorted glass dolly feeding bottles, two appear to possibly be the same make as they each have corresponding measuring marks on the glass, although one is larger than the other.  And each of those two bottles have nibbles around the next entrance, the larger one in particular has a significant nibble. Please see photos. The third bottle has remnants of a red rubber/plastic(?) teat on the end.  However overall there do not appear to be any cracks in the main part of any of the bottles. Bottle with teat remnant measures 2 1/2″ long, so too one of the other bottles. The smallest bottle measures 2 1/4″ long.  Hopefully these could be useful to someone.

Ref: Three Glass Dolly Size Feeding Bottles

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


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