Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gottschalk red furniture

This is the livingroom furniture. It is a rich deep red with gold accents and olive green silk ulpholstery.Love the staircase!Love the wallpaper too!I am REALLY lucky to have this picture. It is very rare. I think the only reason I received it is because it is very well glued to the wall. It looks like someone tried to remove it and started to rip it. I have only seen an empty frame like it once on RubyLaneAntiques. It is funny too, because it is crooked, as if a child glued it. CFrom book about Gottschalk showing this furniture.

14 comments:

shale said...

i am in love with this house and its furnishings. I'm so pleased to have met it in person.

Now I need to look for a Gottschalk for me. Maybe someday.

Susan

christine said...

you have some lovely houses and pieces.. enough to make me drool! :-)

My Realitty said...

Finding this house was a fluke.
The kitchen was originally purchased for a German roombox.
The red furniture I found only recently and it was less expensive Because it is... um, used.
The Korbi outdoor furniture can be had on American ebay now and again, quite reasonably.
The bedroom furniture is white and gold but recent, ie inexpensive. Once you start collecting in a specific direction... things for a house almost find you. It just takes patience. (For example, now that I'm not looking for a bedroom set, the perfect one will show up...)
My lesson was not to get too scattered. I had to focus on one type of house from each genre. (Like I only have one puppenstube and have to stop at that.) C

Flora said...

Dear, this house is really amazing (has many stories to tell) the detail of the picture pasted on the wall (wonderful) makes me think that a hundred years, some might say the same of those glued to the walls of my house, Villa Elisa: -)
Mini hugs, Flora

diepuppenstubensammlerin said...

What a wonderful and valuable house - every Gottschalk is a masterpiece and the unusual garden solution adds to it.
I will try to write a short history of Gottschalk on my blog soon, as you lack information.
There is the wonderful reprint of old Gottschalk catalogues published by the Marianne Ciesliks Verlag in 2000 (ISBN 3-921844-62-2) and I am happy to tell you that your house is shown there, open and closed, it is from 1914/15.

diepuppenstubensammlerin said...

...I was so happy having finally detected the house that I forgot to look for the sofa, desk and picture frame - but of course, they are also pictured there, dating from 1908 to 1913.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for showing us this furniture in detail, CM - it's beautiful! I love all the little compartments in the desk, and the silk upholstery of sofa may be faded, but it doesn't look split or perished as it sometimes is. And the picture! You are indeed very lucky, not only to have that wonderful frame, but the original picture in it too. I'm very glad to be seeing your house and furniture, as I don't think I'm likely to find or afford a Gottschalk of this age. Maybe one day! ... but in the meantime, I'll enjoy yours :-)

My Realitty said...

Flora, you should put a little plaque that says "houe of Flora" somewhere on your house, it adds to it's provenance just because it s yours. :)C

My Realitty said...

diepuppenstubensammlerin, Thank you. I will have to get that book !
Wow, Wouldn't we LOVE to know it's journey to me! Thank you C

My Realitty said...

Rebecca. I bought this on ebay last year for $600.00. The picture was not even listed.( I had to scrimp like crazy to get it!) It was a surprise when I opened it. I had seen it on "A cup of Jo's" blog when it was in the FAO Schwarts 2009 or 8 catalog. It is so distinctive I recognized it. I am lucky to have it and I will take good care of it while it is in my care. xo C

My Realitty said...

Really diepuppenstubensammerlin... I am limiting myself to one puppenstube.... really...
I mean that, really....
Have you seen the "modern" furniture I put up on my other blog? It is too big but, WOW! xo C

Miss Val's Creations said...

What beautiful little pieces! The wallpaper is fantastic!

My Realitty said...

Thank you. The wallpaper makes me think the designer had an eye to pleasing children. C

Pubdoll said...

Beautiful! I love the picture with the art nouveau frame!