For sale is this MARVEOUS RARE pair of vintage Tynietoy doll house metal shoes. This was made for Tynietoy somewhere between the 1920s-mid 1940s. This item came from the now closed Santa Monica Dollhouse Museum in California.
This is Tynietoy catalog number 1629 "Shoes, pair" under Dollhouse Accessories. This was likely a German made piece that Tynietoy imported pre-war as they mostly made wood items, but offered a wide range of metal items through their catalog. The pieces measure .5" tall x .75" x .3" at the base. They are very detailed and are in excellent condition. These are old deadstock and were never sold- they were in the stock when the company stopped production in the mid 1940s, and were found still wrapped in the original tissue paper, in the same box as some Tynietoy catalogs and other tynietoy accessories. You can see them in the catalog photo next to the bed.
Provenance & History: Tynietoy was founded by two women in the early 1920s. Their dollhouse furniture and accessories were hand made and based on historically accurate details. 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.
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