Wooden Doll House

1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein

1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein

1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein    1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein
This is a very rare dollhouse that was manufactured by the Karlheinz Klein (Spielwarenfabrik, Wiesloch) in Germany in the early 1950's. This is the company that first made the iconic furniture for the FAO Schwarz "Peasant Doll House" that was an exclusive for decades. The company was founded in 1948 and went out of business in 1956.

Some pieces are marked "made in west germany" and others are not marked. The company also made room boxes. The doll house is the rarest item to find. There is also some evidence that there was at least some partnership with Erna Meyer.

They probably would have known each other through the Leipzig toy fairs. The items are known to be hand painted in the colorful and nostalgic, patriotic colors of Bavaria and unique among dollhouse, this one is able to be taken apart and stored. Putting it together is a bit of a puzzle- but it's fairly easy to figure out.

I can assist if you run into any issues. But honestly- it's easy! This house is in amazing condition for its age, with only a few of the interior doorknobs missing, which can easily be recreated.

The flowers are all original, and amazing to find. The house has two floors and there are 4 rooms. They are set up like two apartments. When I researched the house, I was able to find a book by Marianne Cieslik and Swantje Kohler called the "Lexicon of Puppenstuben and Puppenhauser"- it's a very hard to find book- and inside it on page 112, there is a photo of the house with the school furniture as well as traditional Bavarian furniture.

There are 8 windows with original cotton print curtains. It is a very happy house that is a joy to decorate. Please Note: The dolls and other furniture items seen in the photos are for display purposes and not included in this listing. They will be listed separately.

24" x 26" by 17 high. The item "1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein" is in sale since Saturday, February 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Doll Houses".

The seller is "rueger99" and is located in Northborough, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Style: Chalet
  • Material: Wood
  • Scale: 1:12
  • California Prop 65 Warning: This was made in the 1950's in Germany. I have no other information.

    It is not intended for children less than 3 years of age.

  • Type: House
  • Features: Handcrafted


1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein    1950s Dora Kuhn Style German Swiss Chalet Wooden Dollhouse Karlheinz Klein