Moritz Gottschalk lithographed paper over wood transition house No. Made between the end of the Blue Roof houses and the beginning of the Red Roof houses. This house includes two pierced metal railings, a door which opens to the upstairs, and unusual porch posts. Paper is in excellent condition with the usual wood expansion bubbles, but no paper loss. The original chimney is missing from the back roof section.
Inside, the floor papers look original. The wallpapers, including the expected upper borders are intact, except where both rooms have cracked in the back panel. I thought the papers might be replacements, but, if they are, they were done before the back wall panel cracked. Pictures on both floors are attached with museum putty, which might leave a grease spot when removed. The upstairs picture is a nice old one in a pressed brass frame.
The downstairs ones are old pics in new frames. Downstairs drapery looks original, upstairs is not. Glass in windows may have been replaced, and is reinforced with tape and thumbtacks. The only exterior defects are the marks and holes left when hinges on the front opening have been replaced and relocated several times. Ceiling height on first floor is 7 1/2 inches, upstairs is 7 inches.
Dian had furnished this house with 3/4 inch scale furniture. House measures 21" high, 12 1/2 " wide, and 9 deep. This is a manageable sized house in excellent condition for a lithographed wood house.
From the estate and personal collection of Dian Zillner, author of numerous books on Dolls, Doll accessories, and Doll Houses. Many of the listed items have been used as illustrations in her books. We are not doll experts, but have done our best to describe the items listed and their condition as accurately as possible. The item "Antique Gottschalk Lithographed Paper on Wood Dollhouse c 1890s Excellent" is in sale since Friday, September 18, 2020.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Doll Houses".tastes" and is located in Cathedral City, California. This item can be shipped to United States.