For sale is this MARVEOUS vintage Tynietoy doll house Hepplewhite with painted seat. This is stamped on the bottom, and was made by Tynietoy somewhere between the 1920s-late 1940s. This item came from the now closed Santa Monica Dollhouse Museum in California.
This is Tynietoy catalog number 213 "Hepplewhite chair c. 1780, mahogany or maple finish. Seats painted blue, black, green." The chair has a mahogany finish and is painted with a blue seat. It is beautifully made! The piece measures 3.6" tall x 2" wide and 1.6" deep. It is all wood, handmade and constructed with tiny nails. It has the incised mark on the bottom as shown. This is UNUSUSED and condition.
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 lucky enough to purchase a large variety of these rare items, and will be offering them for sale over the coming months.