For sale is this MARVEOUS vintage Tynietoy doll house Large fireplace mantel and hearth. This was made by Tynietoy somewhere between the 1920s-late 1940s. This item came from the estate of the now closed Angel's Attic Santa Monica doll Museum in California. The owners of the museum acquired the unsold stock from the Tynietoy company at auction, and these have been in storage ever since!
This is a rare item, as the fireplace mantels would have been installed in the various Tynietoy dollhouses, although they were available through the catalog. This is tynietoy catalog number "Fireplace 341, 19th Century." The mantle is in very good condition. 3.5" tall x 4.5" long x 1" wide. The hearth measures 2" x 4" and has a beveled edge. Both are in very good condition, although there is some soiling to the white paint from 70nyears of storage that could use some touch up. I also have this available without the hearth, unpainted, and in a larger size (Tynie Toy catalog item 340).
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 they were put up for sale. I have been lucky enough to acquire a wide variety of these rare dollhouse treasures.
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