For sale is this MARVEOUS vintage Tynietoy harpsichord. This was made by Tynietoy somewhere between the 1920s-mid 1940s. This item came from the estate of the now closed Angel's Attic Santa Monica doll Museum in California.
This is Tynietoy listed in the original 1920s catalog under Special Pieces - Historic Reproductions # 4x "Harpsichord. Mahogany Finish, Type of one at Mt. Vernon given to Nelly Curtis by George Washington.". This is a lovely harpsichord and is unpainted. This is very rare, and in excellent condition. It measures 7.5" long, x 3.6" deep x 3" tall. This is a great chance to take a little work of art and decorate it to your taste! It is in unfinished condition, because it was put in storage when Tynietoy closed its doors in 1952. This would have been stained mahogany with painted decoration, and probably had a music box inside. It is unmarked because it was not finished, but you can see painted examples online.
Provenance & History: Tynietoy 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. I have been lucky enough to acquire a large variety of these treasures and will be listing them in the coming months.
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!
Be sure to see the other TYNIETOY and other fantastic antique and vintage dollhouse accessories and furniture I have for sale.
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