circa 1949/Early 1950s Tri-ang No. 50 Dolls House SOLD
Here is a delightful Tri-ang No. 50 dolls house in 1/16th scale, with a metal opening front, wooden carcass and embossed dark grey card roof. In chapter 10 of Marion Osborne’s Book Of Tri-ang Dolls Houses, Marion suggests that the No.50 dolls house with the dark grey roof and thick pieces of wood under the roof eaves are the earliest type of No. 50s which were introduced around 1948/1949.
This is a nice example in completely original condition.
The metal frontage has blue painted windows, a red metal opening front door plus a sundial decal above the door.
Inside there are four rooms, all completely unpainted although as you can see, the paint is in a considerably worn condition. But it is so refreshing to have this particular house that has never been wallpapered or painted inside.
The dark grey painted card roof with embossed tile effect is original to the house and so too the little chimney. Although along the top seam the card is just beginning to show signs of splitting, it is not too detrimental and a common hiccup with these type of roofs. If you really wanted, it is not too difficult to prise out the nails that fix the roof to the carcass and reinforce the seam with tape.
The exterior appears also to be in original condition. The Tri-ang label which should have been fixed to the back of the house has long gone. Overall, this is in a good played with and original condition, fully intact. And although there is some wear, particularly to the roof as mentioned above, plus some wear and tear to the paintwork including a faint hint of child crayon scribble to the front of the house which has been almost completely removed…this is a lovely dolls house.
Measures 16 1/4″ wide x 11 1/2″ at base and approx. 21″ high to top of chimney.
Downstairs room height 6 1/8″ x upstairs room height 6 1/4″.
As always, you are advised if possible to collect in person from me here in Thame, at a mutually agreed time, to erase the possibility of any damage caused in transit as these old houses are quite fragile.
However this house is small enough to post by Parcelforce here in the UK if necessary.
Sorry but UK buyers only.
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