For sale is this MARVEOUS vintage Tynietoy doll house settee. This is stamped on the bottom, and was made by Tynie Toys somewhere between the 1920s-early 1950s. Tynietoy was founded by two women in the early 1920s, and Tynietoy’s high-end (and high-style) playthings sold at stores like Marshall Field’s and F.A.O. Schwarz. This item came from the now closed Santa Monica doll Museum in California.
This is a mahogany stained wooded dollhouse sofa or settee in the Hepplewhite style. The sofa measures 3.75" tall x 5" wide and 1.75" deep. It is all wood, handmade and constructed with tiny nails. It has the incised mark on the bottom as shown. It is in very good condition, but the wood has split a bit at some of the joints as shown. This is a result of the nails and age, and is common. The piece is stable
Provenance & History: Tynie toys was founded by two women in the early 1920s and continued until about 1952. When the owners died in 1940 and 1947 some stock was sold until 1952 when Tynietoy closed its doors. The unsold items, in varying states of production from finished to unfinished were put away in storage. These were then sold at auction in the 1980s, and were purchased by the owners of a dollhouse museum in California where they remained in boxes until the owners passed and the pieces were put up for sale.
Many of the pieces I am selling are unpainted/stained, and those that are finished are as they were found. I HAVE NOT stained or painted any of the pieces, and they are exactly as they were when put in storage all of those years ago!
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