This grand antique Gottschalk blue roof dollhouse has plenty of eye appeal on the outside as well as inside. The exterior is covered in three different brick papers – green with red bandings on the foundation, yellow on the first floor and brick red on the second floor. Gable papers have half timber and sunburst designs. The main porch has an arch covered with lattice paper. Gilt metal and painted wood decorative railings add further detail. The upper balconies also have gilt metal railings.
Three green painted doors with light green pin striping adorn the front. There is an additional door on the side that is surrounded by a porch with turned posts and decorative railings. Glazed windows have green painted mullions. The roof is painted blue with gold edging and has a separate chimney with two flues. Barge boards have blue and red pin striping.
The front and side are hinged and open to the lower and upper rooms as well as the green painted entry hall. Removable stairs and a hinged door to the parlor can be found in the entry hall. Original wallpapers on the lower and upper rooms are cut in panels and have decorative paper borders. Parquet flooring paper covers both floors. The attic is accessed through the door on the front as well as a small attic window. Stock number 3584 is written in pencil on the bottom.
Made in a small 1" scale, it measures 26" tall (including chimney) x 20" wide x 17" deep (including porch steps). The lower L shaped room is 7 1/2" t x 8 3/8" w x 12" d. The other part of the L shaped room is 3 3/4" w x 7 1/4" d. The upper L shaped room is 5 5/8" t x 8 3/8" w x 12" d. The other part is 7 1/4" w x 7 1/4" d. The attic is 5 1/2" tall at the peak and the same widths and depths as the upper room.
The house is in very good condition with a repair to the lower floor along the front and some staining of the papers both inside and out. The curtains are replacements and the foundation paper has been replaced in a couple areas on the side. The chimney paper has also been replaced as well as the left half of the back of the house.
All in all, a remarkable dollhouse ready for you to display your antique dollhouse furnishings and dolls.
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