This dollhouse bedroom set was made by Star Novelty Works in the early part of the 20th Century. It was marketed under the brand name of American Toy Furniture.
Made of solid oak with glued construction and finished with a coat of varnish or shellac. The set includes the bed, 3 drawer mirrored dresser, wash stand and rocker. Also included are the bed clothes which were found with the set but were probably not originally sold with the furniture.
These pieces are fancier than others we have seen from the company and feature scroll cut details and drawers that open with tiny soft metal knobs. Advertised as large 1" scale but only the bed is perhaps larger than traditional 1" scale. It measures 6 1/4" long, 5" wide and 4 3/4" tall at the headboard. The dresser measures 6" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 1 3/4" deep. Please request more dimensions and photographs if you are not sure of the scale. We are limited to 9 pictures and would be glad to provide more and show these with examples of other furniture that is perhaps more typically sized.
All pieces are in relatively nice condition with no breaks but re-glues noted on the rocking chair, headboard and perhaps others that are not obvious.. The drawers on both the dresser and commode open nicely and the pieces are square and sound. A small corner is missing from the top piece on the mirrored dresser and there is a hole and some wear to the fabric covering the horse hair stuffed rocker seat. Also some black lines on the side of the bed that appear to be under the varnish. The dresser mirror shows aging and silver loss. The drawer knobs are made of very soft metal, perhaps lead, and are held in place with a bent over tang. We unfolded one of these to see if we could tighten them up and quickly decided to leave them alone as the metal fractured slightly and we could tell that it wouldn't take much bending to break.
The bedding includes a flannel covered mattress, silk spread, blanket and bolster pillow. These are very cute but rather crudely made, perhaps by a child. The silk covering the pillow has severely shredded with age and all show age-related tanning. The 'blanket' is actually just a small strip of maroon silk.
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