The J&E Stevens company of Cromwell, Connecticut started making cast iron toys in 1843. The dollhouse furniture was made until the 1880's, some under the combined partnership of Elisha Stevens and George Brown. The furniture was made in different sizes but most seems to be a large 1" scale. It is exceedingly hard to find and especially in nice condition.
This rare dresser measures 5 1/2" tall (6 1/4" overall), 4 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" deep. Heavy for its size and weighs almost 3 pounds. The body and drawer fronts are cast iron, drawer bodies are folded sheet steel screwed to the drawer faces. The original mirror is missing; notice the screw on the back piece where it attached and the nicer red paint in this area. The drawers are functional and open with small metal knobs.
In very nice condition for its age (150ish years!) with much of the original black, red and gray (top surface) paint. There is a split in the casting on one drawer front but no other damage besides the missing paint and some areas of rust. No re-painting or touch-ups. It has been dusted and wiped with a dry cloth. Any further cleaning will be left to the new owner.
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