For sale is this MARVEOUS vintage Tynietoy doll house settee. This is stamped on the bottom, and was made by Tynietoy somewhere between the 1920-1947. This item came from the now closed Santa Monica doll Museum in California and is old "dead stock"- unused and purchased by the owners of the museum over 30 years ago.
This is a mahogany stained wooden dollhouse sofa or settee which is hand painted in the classical style. It is Tynietoy catalog number 473 "Sheraton Sofa. Mahogany finish frame, painted blue, green and yellow and decorated to represent old brocade or chintz". The sofa measures 3" tall x 2" wide and 6" long. It is in excellent condition all wood, handmade and constructed with tiny nails. It has the incised mark on the bottom as shown.
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. I was fortunate enough to purchase a wide range of these rare Tynietoy pieces, as well as other rare items from the museum that I will be selling.
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