*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 Fireplace With Fixed Box Curb Seat & Overmantel Mirror @ £72.00
Here is an increasingly rare and sought after c1930s Pit-a-Pat wooden fireplace with overmantel mirror and fixed box curb seat. Really lovely item and so very 1930s!
This is in original condition and comes in a dark stained colour with metal fire fret, rexine covered box curb seat with silver coloured trim, brick paper hearth and the instantly recognisable wooden edging that Pit-a-Pat used on so many of their pieces of furniture. There is a mantel shelf and above is the original oval shaped mirror. The mirror is tarnished but seeing as this over 80 years old, I think it can be forgiven. At the very top of the back piece is more of the wooden beading. On the back is the Pit-a-Pat red and black square label. Overall this is in a good played with condition, some wear and the back panel has just the start of a slight warp, but it is so unobtrusive that I only noticed it when I was photographing at an angle. This is such a charming piece and one for the serious dolls house collector. Measures 5 1/4″ high x 4 1/2″ wide x 1 5/8″ deep.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Fireplace With Overmantel Mirror & Curb Box Seat
Possibly suitable for both 1/16th scale and 1/12th scale dolls house
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
Rare c1939 Pit-a-Pat Garden Couch – Hammock SOLD
Well, I have been utterly torn on whether to let this go or not, but I simply have nowhere to display it appropriately and I refuse to put it in a box where it could end up staying for years. This needs to be on display and enjoyed for what it is, and is most definitely a piece of Pit-a-Pat for the serious collector! Before I acquired this I did not even realise that there was a Pit-a-Pat Garden Couch – Hammock. Believe me, this is a rare piece! Apparently this appeared listed as a Garden Couch – Hammock along with several other pieces, under the heading of “New Lines” in a Pit -a-Pat advert in the March 1939 Toy Trader. Collectors of Pit-a-Pat may recognise the floral fabric that appears on some of their fireside chairs?
I shall describe this as best I can as seen. I am assuming it is in original condition, I have nothing to compare it to to suggest otherwise.
The frame appears to be wooden, the four upright supports are wooden doweling painted in silver, so too the thinner side struts. The main structure of the canopy and seat are green stained wood. The seat is upholstered in floral fabric, so too the canopy which drapes down over the back. There is a brown fringing around the top edges of the canopy. The seat is attached to the underside of the canopy by thread. The bottom corners of the back of the canopy are attached to the legs by some kind of metal studs? However, one side is attached above the side strut and the other is attached under the side strut? I do not know if this was made like this to be arty, or whether at some point in its long life, either one of the side struts has been glued back in place, but inadvertently with stud either above or below where it should have been? On the back of the seat is the square Pit-a-Pat ink stamp. The seat really does swing, but this appears to be quite a fragile piece and I can imagine in young hands, many would not have not survived? Along with the fact that this was advertised as a “New Line” in March of 1939, just before the start of the 2nd World War, is probably why this is such a rare piece? There certainly does not appear to be many of them around? Measures 4 3/4″ wide x approx 2″ at deepest point x 4 1/4″ high. What a curious item! I really hope that a new home is found for this, it deserves to be enjoyed.
Ref: Rare Pit-a-Pat Garden Couch-Hammock
Suitable for old dolls house/dolls house garden where scale does not matter
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Bed SetteeSOLD
Here is a rather nice Pit-a-Pat bed settee and one of the more unusual pieces of living room furniture. It is covered in the instantly recognisable brown rexine and there is a hint of where there was once a red Pit-a-Pat label underneath. When your dolly visitors need an extra bed for the night, you simply prise the lip on the back of the seat pad and pull it over so that it extends outwards….then if by magic, it then turns into a bed! What a fabulous miniature item! This still has all four original wooden feet. There is a scuff mark on the very front edge of the settee and a little wear here and there. The tiny “pull” is long gone that would have been situated at the back of the settee seat pad when set up as a sofa, and would have made it easier to simply pull the seat up and out. The original tack from the “pull” is still present. Overall this is in a relatively good played with condition. Measures 3 5/8″ wide x 2″ deep x 3/4″ sitting height x 2 5/8″ back height.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Bed Settee
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.
c1940 Pit-a-Pat Wooden Dresser SOLD
Here is an unvarnished wooden Pit-a-Pat dresser with two opening lower doors, and three upper shelves, each with original tack “hanging hooks”. The doors have a scored border detail and tiny original metal handles. The top has the distinctive patterned edging that is found on many of the Pit-a-Pat pieces. On the back there is the simple inked Pit-a-Pat stamp, which I am led to believe appeared on pieces that were made around 1940, when the war had started. Overall this is in a good played with condition, just a little wear. Lovely item! Measures 3 1/4″ wide x 1 5/8″ deep x 4 7/8″ high. Worktop height measures 1 1/2″.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Dresser
Suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Bed @ £34.00
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
Suitable for 1/16th or 1/12th scale dolls house
c1930s Pit-a-Pat Cheval Bedroom Mirror (tarnished) @ £15.00 SOLD
Here is 1930s Pit-a-Pat cheval mirror for the bedroom. As you can see the mirror is heavily tarnished plus a tiny front edge is missing off the front right foot, but it still stands and swivels nicely. On the back it still has the original red and black square Pit-a-Pat label. As this is over 80 years old I think it can be forgiven its little imperfections and could be useful to someone. Measures 4 1/4″ high x 1 1/2″ wide x 1 1/8″ wide.
Ref: Pit-a-Pat Cheval Mirror
Possibly suitable for both 1/16th and 1/12th scale dolls houses.
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 @ £65.00
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
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 @ £28.00
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