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Three pieces of paint-decorated TynieToy dollhouse furniture, a Sheraton settee painted with a Bird of Paradise design, a yellow wing chair with floral design, and a a piano stool; image credit on full record.

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Dollhouse Furniture; TynieToy, 3 Pieces, Sheraton Settee, Wing Chair & Piano Stool, Paint-Decorated, 6 inch.

Three painted pieces of TynieToy [dollhouse furniture]. A Sheraton settee painted with a Bird of Paradise design, a yellow wing chair with floral design, a piano stool; and two souvenirs of the TynieToy Preservation Society from 1995 and 1998.

p4A.com note: The first TynieToy workshop was officially begun about 1920 by Miss Marion Perkins, who designed and made the furniture, and Miss Amey Vernon, a society matron who had seen some of the furniture displayed and "started promoting the furniture through a series of drawing room sales." Before that, Miss Perkins had been making the period furniture miniatures, to 1" scale, in a "loft above the Handicraft Club on Market Square in Providence, Rhode Island." Some of the furniture was placed on display at the club below, where it was seen by a "representative of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York who acquired it for permanent display at the Met." Miss Vernon saw that display and became involved. The furniture, along with dollhouses and accessories, was produced into the 1940s.

The first trademark TynieToy used, in the 1920s, was a paper label; about 1925 they began using a rubber stamp, into the mid-1930s, after which they used an impressed mark. (Information obtained from http://tynietoy.com/site.htm and http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200501A18.html.) ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9695779
Category:  dolls    Origin:  Rhode Island
Type:  doll furniture & tableware    Year:  1920 - 1945

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