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Make no mistake: The appeal of dollhouses extends far beyond mere child's play. In fact, they first emerged in the 16th century as objects for adults to display diminutive furniture. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, they provided a hobby for wealthy housewives, who used the homes as a creative outlet, decorating each abode one small room at a time.
Dollhouses come in a wide range of standard sizes. How can you tell which size you should collect or build? How can you check the size of the furniture you need for an antique house or toy dollhouse? Before you invest in a dolls house, you should understand the various scales available and determine which scale is best for your collection and skills.
We love it! We have a similar one hanging out in our sunroom -- minus the bomb shelter. We saw your post and had to ask each other several times if we had a bomb shelter -- we would say no, but then think that we never noticed.
Vintage Metal Dollhouses This is a photo of my Marx dollhouse. It's a Colonial. This house belonged to my Mother.
I emailed the seller, who kindly allowed us to show her photos here and also gave us a peek into how coveted this retro dollhouse seems to be is among vintage doll house collectors:. Hi Kate, Thanks for contacting me on this. I have been selling on ebay for a while and I have never seen a response to a listing like this one.
Or a super cool birdhouse. Or both. The big debate back then was whether to leave it naked and natural or make it painted and perky. Perky always wins.
Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from to Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, "One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them? As the X sometimes goes unseen, Marx toys were, and are still today, often misidentified as "Mar" toys.