Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gottschalk opened up

This is what the dollhouse looks like when you unlatch the face of the dollhouse. It opens, down to form a garden.
Antique Korbi German wicker chair and table set, antique blue treen dishes, 1920's Gottchalk kitchen, red couch and desk. Original picture glued to the wall in red leather frame. German bedroom set of undetermined age. French tin washstand, straw rug mat, contemporary blue chair, wooden antique candle on bedside stand, various antique pitchers.Gottschalk original catalog showing house. Black and white photos.

25 comments:

BiWuBär said...

That's quite a useful idea, to use the houses wall as some kind of garden if opened... By the way, did you know that "Gottschalk" is a wellknown last name in Germany? The host of one of our most popular tv shows is named Thomas Gottschalk and even more important, it's my doctor's last name too, lol.

Greetings ;O)
Birgit

My Realitty said...

The man who created this house was a famous German dollhouse designer.
German dollhouses or furniture are some of the finest made, in my opinion. C

Pubdoll said...

The Gottschalk is really a beautiful little house, I like the balconies!
And I liked the idea of using the front as a garden, it looks good too! And the wicker furniture is lovely!

My Realitty said...

It might be my favorite house. I love the colors, the green and maroon combination. C

contar said...

Tiene usted toda una joya, es una casa muy especial.
un abrazo

You have the whole jewel, it is a very special house.
An embrace

callsmall said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing! The wicker furniture is quite collectible and great-looking -- perhaps the name is Kibri? I think it is in Zillner's International dollhouse resource book. I have it at home and can check for you. By the way, I was given a Limoges chamber pot that would go great in your Gottschalk -- up for a swap? ;)

callsmall said...

DUH! I see you included mention of the maker up top -- sorry, didn't see it! Too taken with the possibility of chamber pot!

My Realitty said...

Yes, what are you in need of? Extra Bozart art? Strombecker? Let me know. C

Merry Jingle said...

It's absolutely beautiful, I love the shape of the roof and that folding down front is so smart! And I love the colours also :)

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

Una casa preciosa.
Besujis!!!!

Sans! said...

I love the Gottchalk for the colours as well! I think they too are my favourite kind of dollhouses. They look kind of small. Very good for small intimate scenes. I will have a serious problem deciding how to decorate it though.

I also agree with you that the German makers have some of the finest minis :).

My Realitty said...

Merry, I think it wouldlook good at Christmas too, with snow. Very cozy.C

My Realitty said...

Virginia Isasbel, gracias. Carolena

My Realitty said...

Sans, well.Yes they are 3/4 I think. C

Rick said...

Wow, what a great house! Love everything about it, especially the roofline! FYI ~ I found your house listed in the Cieslik book as being made in 1914/15.

My Realitty said...

Oh cool. Will you give me the title and publisher? Can you take a picture of it from the book? Thanks Carol

Florine said...

Oh I love this little house and the way you have it decorated! A very sweet little house, CM!

My Realitty said...

Thank you Florine. It is one of my favorites. My next post will be about the red finished livingroom furniture. :) C

Rick said...

I sent the book info to you via email yesterday...hope you received it!

My Realitty said...

UH oh... I might have deleted it not knowing who you were... did you use my aol? C

Rick said...

CM - I sent the message via "friend connect"....it didn't show an email address so I don't know where it went. It wouldn't allow me to attach a pic of the house from the book either. To simplify, I'll just post the info here! The book is called "Moritz Gottschalk 1892-1931" by Marianne Cieslik, and printed by Gold Horse Publishers. The book consists entirely of reprints from the original Gottschalk catalogs from that period. It's available on Amazon.

My Realitty said...

Thanks... You're a doll! C

christine said...

everything is so beautiful. i love the lloyd loom type suite!!!

My Realitty said...

Mon ami, what is a "lloyd loom type suite?" Thanks C

christine said...

hi C, the lounge suite and table.. it's lovely. lloyd loom pieces are made from wicker or woven cane, very sturdy.