Pit-a-Pat

About Pit-a-Pat

*Eric Lehrman based in London, manufactured under the name of the “Pit-A-Pat Toy Company” from about 1933 to 1940 and during that time produced at least 130 different items for the dolls house. These items are highly sought after and very collectable.

These gorgeous items, in my opinion, can be used perfectly well with both vintage 1/16th or vintage 1/12th scale dolls houses even though they differ in scale. I have put the measurements to help you decide for yourself. Many antique 1930s dolls houses that these were made for at that time, were often created in a mismatch of scales anyway, unlike nowadays where scale is far more precise.


Items on this page may differ in scale but could be used in both 1/16th scale and 1/12th scale vintage dolls houses. Please check measurements before ordering.


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Cream Bed With Lovely Handmade Bedding Plus Mattress @ £42.00

Here is a rather lovely cream painted wooden Pit-a-Pat bed in original condition with a red stenciled motif on the bed head and footboard. The footboard motif is very faded and can only just be seen, whereas in contrast the motif on the headboard can be seen much better and is far less faded.  There is the instantly recognisable metal mesh fixed onto the mattress base, and the original red & black label is fully intact underneath. What is also  nice is that this comes with a beautiful artisan made mattress, pillow, bottom and top sheet, separate pillowcase and blanket. The blanket has been edged in blanket stitch in pink thread all the way around. Overall  this is in a good played with condition. Measures 4 1/4″ long x 2 1/2″ wide.

Ref: Pit-a-Pat Cream Bed & Bedding

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


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Cutlery Stand @ £42.00

Here is a rather lovely c1930s Pit-a-Pat cutlery stand, with lift up lid.  Inside there is a green textured inner with three separate compartments for storing the cutlery. The original attractive transfer motif still remains on both the lid and on the inside of the lid, but as you can see from the photos, there is some transfer loss on both, particularly the exterior of the lid. The original red and black Pit-a-Pat label remains fully intact underneath. So too the original cord is still intact,  which helps to steady the lid. Other than the loss of transfer, this is in a good played with condition, a nice solid piece. Measures 2 3/4″ wide x 1 3/4″ deep x 2 3/8″ high.

Ref: Pit-a-Pat Cutlery Stand

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


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Bureau @ £45.00

Here is a 1930s Pit-a-Pat bureau in completely original condition and fully intact, complete with red and black square label on the back. This has two opening drawers and a drop down leaf with original textured red leatherette type material, which acts as a hinge as well as a writing area. All five original metal tack handles are present and this comes in the original dark stained finish. Apart from some general wear and tear, this really is in an excellent played with condition. Measures 3 1/8″ wide x 2 1/8″ deep x 3 1/2″ high x  2 1/2″ high for the drop down leaf when fully open.

Ref: Pit-a-Pat Bureau

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


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Bed @ £32.00 

Here is a lovely wooden Pit-a-Pat bed in original condition with a dark stained finish, plus the instantly recognisable metal mesh fixed onto the mattress base. Just a teeny hint of the original red & black label can be seen underneath. Overall  this is in a reasonably good played with condition, a little wear and the headboard shows signs of having been reglued at some point in its life. Measures 4 1/4″ long x 2 1/2″ wide.

Ref: Pit-a-Pat Bed

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


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Wardrobe @ £39.00

Here is a lovely wooden Pit-a-Pat wardrobe in a dark stained finish, with opening door that reveals original hanging rods on both interior side edges, plus it still has the two hanging hooks (ie. one from each rod). The original red bead handle is fully intact, so too the red & black Pit-a-Pat label on the back. Overall this is in a relatively good played with condition,  however there is some wear and some scuffing, plus there is a manufacturers  fault in that there is a weeny gap in join on the far right hand side (see photo).  I only noticed this when photographing so I think I can deem that it is hardly noticeable! Measures 3 1/8″ wide x 4 3/4″ high x 1 5/8″ deep

Ref:Pit-a-Pat Wardrobe

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


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Rexine Armchair @ £18.00

Here is an instantly recognisable lovely rexine covered Pit-a-Pat armchair from the 1930s, in original good played with condition, some wear. There is no label or stamp present underneath.  Measures 2 3/4″ back height x 1 1/4″ sitting height x 2 1/8″ width x 1 1/2″ depth.

Ref: Pit-a-Pat Rexine Armchair


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Rexine Three Piece Suite SOLD

Here is an instantly recognisable rexine covered Pit-a-Pat three piece suite…so very 1930s! These are in completely original condition, including each chair having the red and black paper Pit-a-Pat label underneath. All original beaded feet are present also. Overall these chairs are in a good played with condition, just a little wear, mainly on edges and a couple of weeny scuffs on the rexine..one of the left arm of the sofa and one on the left arm of one the armchairs. Sofa measures 3 1/2″ wide x overall depth of 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ back height x 1 1/4″ sitting height. Click on the above photos to see all of the chairs. 

Ref: Pit-a-Pat Three Piece Rexine Suite

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


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Fireplace @ £34.00 SOLD

Here is an instantly recognisable dark stained wooden 1930s Pit-a-Pat fireplace in completely original condition. It has the distinctive wooden beading down each side and a decorative metal grate with scrunched up red cellophane. Behind the cellophane is just a plain stained wooden back…so slightly different from the variation below. On the back is the original red and black paper Pit-a-Pat label. This is in a good played with condition, some wear.  Measures 4 1/2″ wide x 3″ high x 1″ at deepest point (ie. mantelpiece)

Ref:  Pit-a-Pat Fireplace

Suitable for either 1/12th or possibly 1/6th scale dolls house


c1930s Pit-a-Pat Fireplace @ £26.00

Here is an instantly recognisable dark stained wooden 1930s Pit-a-Pat fireplace with distinctive wooden beading down each side (the left piece has been fixed just ever so slightly off centre but hardly noticeable), metal decorative grate and a bright red rexine backing behind the grate. On the back is the original red and black paper Pit-a-Pat label. There appears to be a round bulb size hole cut from the backing panel behind the rexine but not sure what that was for as the rexine covers it? In relatively good played with condition. Measures 4 1/2″ wide x 3 1/8″ high x 1 1/4″ at deepest point (ie. mantelpiece)

Ref:  Pit-a-Pat Fireplace Red Back

Suitable for either 1/12th or possibly 1/6th scale dolls house


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