This delightful dollhouse nursery or child's room was made by Strombecker and includes a youth bed, night stand, wardrobe, steps, toy or blanket chest, duck rocker, clock and lamp. Made of light wood with glued construction and enameled in pink with orange and yellow accents. The adorable duck-shaped baby tender is painted in bright yellow with orange beaks and black eyes. Clock is black and lamp is green with a tan shade.
Made in 1" scale but down-sized slightly for a child. The bed measures 5 1/4" long and 2 3/4" wide. The chifferobe is 3 1/2" tall and wide and 1 1/2" deep. Other pieces are relatively sized and more dimensions will be gladly provided. Some of the parts are functional (top drawers and door on wardrobe, lid on chest) while others are incised into the wood. The small wooden knobs are glued into holes in the wood.
In very nice condition with two repaired breaks; one duck's neck and bottom leg of bed. Otherwise, very nice with little sign of play wear. More care seemed to have been taken in the manufacture of this set than other Strombecker furniture (especially in the later years of production) with more detail and thicker paint coverage than typical.
The Child's Bedroom set was added to the Strombecker line in 1938. The first set was enameled in grey with orange and yellow knobs and is exceedingly rare. Next came a lighter pink color, then in the 50's the color changed to this brighter pink. The last picture shows the difference in the two shades of pink.