Monday, February 10, 2014

*Reader Photos* StromBecker Mini Furniture

Madelon submitted these wonderful photos of her vintage Strombecker doll house furniture.

 Her mother gave her this set and I think it is absolutely adorable!

 She linked this article too.

Red painted wooden living room set from 1931 with comfortable, over-stuffed armchairs and chesterfield on ball feet.

 Strombecker (Strombeck-Becker) products are still prevalent and frequently offered in such venues as eBay at affordable prices. One suspects that at some point this situation will change as the supply dwindles. Now is a good time to form a collection of representative examples from this company, which added dollhouse furniture in 1931 to their production of toys. Although they continued to make dollhouse items into the early 1960s, many can be dated by style. In contrast to a Tynietoy furnished wooden  dollhouse selling for just over $260 (wholesale) in the 1930s, a cardboard dollhouse with 42 pieces of wooden Strombecker furniture could be purchased retail for $1.77: a different clientele was clearly intended.

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