Vintage 1920s Tootsietoy Dollhouse Pink Bedroom Furniture - Set of Eight Pieces
Who's ready for breakfast in bed, dollhouse style?!
Welcome to the delightful world of Tootsietoy!
In the 1920s, the Dowst Brothers Co. based in Chicago began manufacturing miniature metal die-cast furniture so that kids could decorate their cardboard dollhouses. Sold in sets for specific rooms of the house - kitchen, bath, dining, parlor, and bedroom, these exquisitely designed metal pieces were a hit from the beginning thanks to their sturdy composition and their artistically detailed shapes.
Many Tootsietoys and their houses were designed after popular furniture styles of the era as well as architectural models, so they each contain unique features fastidiously devoted to hallmarks of good craftsmanship. Needless to say, the attention to detail of the Tootsietoy brand was wonderful. So many pieces were mini replicas of real-life furniture used in real-life rooms. And the die-cast model knew no boundaries! The Tootsietoy line included all sorts of cute must-haves including lamps, bookcases, carts, end tables, beds, mirrors, plant stands, candelabras, chairs... basically everything that dolly would ever need in her house!
This metal Tootsietoy bedroom set consists of eight pieces... two bedframes, a rocking chair, a side table, a padded bed pillow, a dresser, a vanity table and the cutest little table lamp. Each of these pieces was made in the 1920s except for the rocking chair and the lamp which were made in the 1930s.
Despite the fact, that Tootsietoys were made out of metal, a lot of the furniture pieces did not travel the decades well. It's hard to find sets these days in which there are no broken chairs, bent legs, missing mirrors, or repainted surfaces. That makes it all the more exciting to be able to offer this rare set in its original condition, all completely intact and ready to ignite a day of play with your little one.
- Eight-piece set
- Original condition
- Metal die-cast
- Hand-sewn bed pillow
- A complimentary miniature basket of greenery is included with this set. It was not an original piece but made especially for this set to add another level of visual interest to the photographs.
In wonderful vintage condition. It's hard to believe that these little wonders are ninety years old! The pink paint is chippy in some places due to age. And the mirrors contain some light rusting and ghosting. Each piece is stamped with the Tootsietoy mark. There are no broken elements on any pieces. The dresser tilts - operating very smoothly. The bed pillow was hand-stitched in primitive fashion - mostly like executed by a little girl.
Each piece measures as follows...
Bed Frames - 3.3" inches (length) x 1.6" inches (width) x 1.85" inches (height)
Rocking Chair: .75" inches (width) x .9" inches (length) x just under 1.5" inches (height).
Dresser: 2.5 "inches (length) x 1.15" inch (width) x 1.75" inches (height)
Vanity Table: 2.25" inches (length) x .75" inch (width) x 1.5" inches (height) x 3" inches (height)
Side Table: 1" inches (length) x .75" inches (width) x 1.3" inches (height)
Lamp: 1" inch (height) x .5" inch (diameter at base)
Bed Pillow: 3.25" inches (length) x 1.75" inches (width)
The whole set weighs 8.6 oz.
Whether you have a little one at home who will put this playset to use or you are a kid at heart yourself, a mini set of bedroom furniture makes wonderful decorating accessories in addition to toys. Pair this set with the Tootsietoy dining room set and you'll have endless possibilities when it comes to creative decorating.