This antique garden made by Tynietoy sold today at Skinner's Auctions for $2,100 before premiums and other charges. It isn't clear to me if the gardens came made for any house or the various styles of houses had their own such as a Nantucket cottage had one style and the Mansion another. We need a definitive book on this don't we!
and the Mansion sold today for $8,000 or $8,500.00 USD I can't quite remember. My friends had dropped out by then. But here is my question. How many Mansions still exist? I know of 3.
And why do some of the mansion have this lovely mural and some not? Did they all come with it and some were painted over (horrors!) Would love to know.
Here is the same mural from a Noel Barret auction with description from June 19 2004.
Tynietoy Colonial Mansion
Sold For $32,500
made in Providence, Rhode Island. The largest of the Tynietoy series of houses. The mansion facade is distinguished by a gambrel roof on the main house as well as the kitchen wing. The front door is decorated by a formal painted double arch supported by columns, panels and a central keystone. The entrance is further ornamented by stenciled fan and side lights. Three dimensional applied shutters, window trim and mullion stenciled Eisenglass windows all add to the feeling of scale. The painted ivory facade reflects the flattened planes of a 20th century interpretation of colonial architecture.The sense of fine scale and heightened realism extends into the details of the interior rooms. The mansion model can be identified by the pastoral mural that spans the walls of the music room. The foregroung depicts exotic trees and flora while in the backround, a clipper ship heads out to sea against a panarama of Oriental mountain peaks. Architectural details are generously allotted to the mansion's interiors. Finely cut cornice and kick board moldings and three dimensional broken arch door pediments add to the 20th century atmosphere. Fireplaces with faux painted overmantle panels in blue and marbleized hearths create realism, as does the stairwell rising to the third floor and returning on itself between each floor, with individually cut stair spindles. The enchanting second floor nursery and adjoining bathroom, nestled in the eaves of the gambrel roof are unique to the mansion model as is the narrow pantry below. A typical 20th century adaption are the French doors on either side of the music room chimney face. The palacetial interior encompasses 13 rooms. The house is made is made of thin painted and stained plywood, c.1920's. Sold with Gottschalk cardboard garden furniture, Tynietoy garden bench, pair of tynietoy boxed brush trees, pair of Gottschalk latticed planters, assorted potted trees and brass fireplace equipment including fenders and andirons. Please note room furishings are sold separately.
32.5" t. x 58" w.
excellent all original condition.
As I am told this house pictured above is not the
one sold today though they have identical murals.
This seems odd to me as all the painted furniture
and screens were unique. Was there a special mural
painter who duplicated the same design. Does
anyone know? Would love to know more about this
fabulous line of dollhouses! CM
Update: I queried Tynietoy specialist Susan
Grimshaw from Tynietoy.org and she told me the
Mansion murals were copied from an historic house
in Haverhill, MA. So they were hand painted but
from the same pattern. Thank you Susan Grimshaw!