For sale is this MARVELOUS vintage Tynietoy arm chair. This was made by Tynietoy somewhere between the 1920s-mid 1940s, and is catalog number 242 "Duncan Phyfe Arm Lyre-Back Chair. Mahogany Finish with Green Seat. 18th Century". 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 some time after it closed its doors in 1952, and these have been in storage ever since!
This is a lovely chair, and it is unstained (would have come in a maple or mahogany stain with the seat painted in green to represent leather). This is a lovely delicate chair in excellent condition. The chair measures 3.6" tall x 2" deep x 2.1" wide. It is in unfinished condition, because it was put in storage when Tynietoy closed it's doors in 1952. It is marked on the bottom. I also have the straight back matching chairs available.
Provenance & History: Tynie toys 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.
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 TYNIE TOYS furniture I have for auction this week! Just look under the category"Dolls & Dollhouse Accessories" in my store., or simply put in Tynietoys into the search box.