A rare Gottschalk antique dolls house circa 1885 no 2446. Please read the description carefully. When I bought this lovely house it had been repainted and papered many times.Exterior: The papers are worn having been covered with three layers of over painting. The woodwork has now been mostly repainted or enhanced as the original paint, apart from the roof, was almost non existent. The balcony and some of the window surrounds have been replaced as they were missing or wrong. One chimney is a replacement and I think the chimney pots have been added. The moulding in the middle of the dormer is missing as is one window glass. Interior: I removed seven layers of paper and paint to reveal the original papers. The floor papers are in pretty good condition apart from the smaller downstairs room where there are areas missing. The wall papers in the two upstairs rooms are in reasonable condition and very pretty. The downstairs papers are worn with missing patches particularly in the smaller room.
The interior doors have been repainted. I have had many Gottschalk houses in the past but have never seen this one. It is far from pristine, however, considering the age and all the layers of over painting and papering, it is amazing that any original papers have been saved.
The hard work has been done and the new owner can decide to leave as it is, do a little more tidying or do further restoration/renovation. It is a rare and early house and will look lovely when full of furniture. Please look carefully at the pictures as they form part of the description. The last photo is the house as I bought it.
Please contact me with any questions or for further pictures. Measurements of house are: Height 26"from bottom of base to ridge, Width 23", Depth 9.5. Base measures 27" wide and 15" deep. The item "RARE EARLY ANTIQUE GERMAN GOTTSCHALK DOLLS HOUSE" is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls' Miniatures & Houses\Dolls' Houses".The seller is "carousel001" and is located in Weybridge. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.