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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Recent Acquisitions

I came across these two small boxes of miniatures at an estate sale this week.  They were marked down to $5 each.  I knew the cast iron tea cart was worth more than the asking price and I was intrigued by the German hand painted minis in the other box.

The cast iron tea cart is by Kilgore from the 1920's - 1930's, and I liked the vintage Christmas tree.  There is always room for accessories.  
To see my Kilgore collection click HERE

I did a little research and found out more about this set of furniture.  It is a set of Dora Kuhn Miniature Furniture.  They are marked made in Germany on the bottom.  There is a great blog post about the maker of this furniture - click HERE

Dora Kuhn and her husband made these sets in different scales. This appears to be part of mini set made in the 1940's, shortly after WWII.  The bed is only about 2" long.  Many of these sets were purchased by military servicemen and brought home as souvenirs.  I may have to make a little room box to display this set in.

I also recently won this Tynietoy floor lamp in an auction on Ebay.  It stands about 4" tall.

The parchment shade is hand painted and still has its original brass brads. The brads and the parchment have a great patina.  The shade has a few tears and repairs.  

The lamp is marked with the Tynietoy logo on the bottom

To see the rest of my Tynietoy collection, click HERE


  1. Realmente un buen precio por tan fantásticas piezas!!!

  2. I'm always amazed at how often miniature treasures are found at estate sales. The number of collectors must be phenomenal. It's so nice that another collector discovers them and they are cared for again :0)

  3. Hi, Troy - These are great finds; rummaging through boxes of miscellaneous stuff is one of my favorite things to do. I love the tiny clock and the pottery jugs - and I definitely think you should make that room box for the beautiful German pieces.

  4. Hi Troy, I agree with Pepper's comment regarding how popular minis are and how they seem to turn up everywhere. You certainly have a good nose for sniffing them out, and I am glad that your latest acquisitions have found a safe haven with you.

  5. Hello Troy,
    That is an amazing find. The German furniture is exquisite!
    Big hug