This unusual dollhouse dining room set was most likely made by the same German manufacturer as the so-called 'red stain' furniture. The forms and scale are identical.
Made of soft wood with nailed and glued construction and enameled in pink, the set includes the sideboard or buffet and a table and four chairs, one with arms. Made in 3/4" scale, the buffet measures 3 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" long and 1 1/2" deep. The table is a 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" rectangle and 1 1/4" tall, depending on where the measurement is taken (see below).
We have not seen an enameled set in this style in our years of collecting but it is known that some was sold painted and Dian Zillner shows a blue bedroom set on page 215 of "International Dollhouses & Accessories, 1880-1980". Also in question is whether this is the original finish. There is no trace of other paint or stain but the paint job is rather poor with smears and surface irregularities.
In nice condition with the exception of the table which has been re-glued to compensate (some) for the warped top. It still wobbles a little and, although, stable with no looseness, it is rather 'wonky'. There is also a small split in one end of the top surface. The back of the arm chair is split and there is evidence of re-glues on 3 of the chairs. Overall paint chipping and aged patina.
The buffet is stamped; "Germany" on bottom.
As of this writing the red stain dining room set is also for sale. Please inquire about pricing and availability.
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