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The Largest Deauville Dollhouse with Elevator and Electricity - By Villard  Weill Early Furnished Dollhouse with Pediment and Clock - Early Villard  Weill dollhouse Lithographed Blue Roof Dollhouse - by Moritz Gottschalk Blue-Roofed  Deauville Dollhouse with Balcony - By Villard  Weill Luxury French Folding Room with Original Furnishings and Accessories Antique French Miniature Room with Original Furnishings Very Rare All-Original French Miniature School Room Lovely Antique Miniature Mechanical and Musical French School Room Nice Early French OPERA with Performers - Shop Label

The Largest Deauville Dollhouse with Elevator and Electricity - By Villard & Weill

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This dollhouse is the largest model of Deauville dollhouses. This wooden framed flat-fronted dollhouse has two floors, a V-shaped blue roof with half-timbered lithographed-paper galbe dormer surmounted by a turret with lithographed-paper window, pressed cornice and gilded steeple. This dollhouse rests on a wooden marbleized base with three white painted wooden steps.

Exterior of this dollhouse is elaborated decorated with lithographed-paper to simulate stonework construction. The sides are decorated with four curtained windows. On the front, a wooden porch, two balconies with gilded cardboard balustrades, wooden carved columns, gilt ball finials, three glass windows and of course the front door with original silver door knob. Original wonderful striped window awnings upstairs that can be open and close. On the base, you can see the original brass knob for the pulley system of the elevator.

The entire front hinges open to reveal four rooms, each with its original wall and floor papers, lace curtains and a crank-operated elevator with its opening door. There are two interior working doors. The house has original electricity system by using two contactors, one for the first floor with a gilt ormulu ceiling lamp, the other for the second floor for a gilt ormulu wall fixture. Original wooden furnishings with paper covered and floral decoupage.

34 5/8"(88 cm) high - 19 5/8"(50 cm) wide - 10 5/8"(27 cm) deep without the front steps.

Excellent condition for the dollhouse, good condition for the furnishings.

Store Label AU BON MARCHE Paris department store.

Luxury model of this dollhouse with all equipement and full of charm !

France - Villard & Weill - 1913. This dollhouse is on the cover of the book Villard & Weill - Antique Deauville Dollhouse published by Belle Epoque Dolls.


Early Furnished Dollhouse with Pediment and Clock - Early Villard & Weill dollhouse

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This house has its facades covered with lithographed paper imitating red and yellow bricks. The back face of the house is also covered with red lithographed paper, what was the case only for the most ancient of these houses. The woodwork is painted in creme color, heightened of turquoise blue. A clock in the same turquoise tone decorates the front pediment. Glass windows on front and on both sides, windows are decorated with curtains. This dollhouse has two rooms with their original wall paper.

This two rooms dollhouse is furnished with typical French furniture, in white painted wood with light pink upholstery and gilted paper trim. The piano is 4 "(10.3 cm) wide and 3 7/8"(9.8 cm) high. The seats are 3 1/8"(8 cm) high. The fireplace, with its ormolu clock, is 5 7/8"(15 cm) high and 4 3/4"(12 cm) wide.

The dollhouse is 20 1/8"(51 cm) high including chimney, base is 16 3/8"(41.5 cm) wide and 10 "(25.5 cm) deep. This house is perfect for your 4 3/8"(11 cm) to 5 1/8"(13 cm) all-bisque dolls. The mignonettes presented on the photos are 4 3/8"(11 cm) and 5 1/8"(13 cm) tall are not included in this sale.

Very good condition. Floor paper is not original. Curtains are antique but probably replacements.

French - Circa 1895.
Attributed to Villard & Weill regarding its characteristics. See the book Villard & Weill - Antique Deauville Dollhouse published by Belle Epoque Dolls.

The dolls are not part of this sale.


Lithographed Blue Roof Dollhouse - by Moritz Gottschalk

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This charming blue roof dollhouse is very interesting with its wooden framed and lithographed paper over wood. Rich design for lithographed paper to simulate brick form in shades of red and ochre, having a peaked roof, a front porch with turned wooden columns and railings on first floor, three dimensional ornaments around the windows. The dollhouse opens on its front and reveals two floors. The dollhouse rests on its grey painted wooden base.

Original paper on floors and walls. Original curtains.

20 1/4"(51.5 cm) high, 12 1/4"(31 cm) wide, 11 1/4"(28.5 cm) deep.

Excellent condition except one roof corner missing.

Model number 2444 on the bottom of the base - Moritz Gottschalk. Germany - Circa 1895.

The house has no electrical system. Some pictures were done with not included miniature battery LEDs inside the house.


Blue-Roofed Deauville Dollhouse with Balcony - By Villard & Weill

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This is a beautiful wooden-framed two-story dollhouse with four rooms for your dolls. This dollhouse opens to both sides. The house has a V-shaped blue roof with brick lithographed chimney. Very luminous and decorative lithographed paper with half timbers. One side of the house is decorated with lithographed-paper depicting curtained windows , the other side with stonework construction in light tones. There are three glass windows on the front. The balcony and porch have gilded cardboard balustrades framed by carved columns with gilded ball finials. This dollhouse rests upon a marbleized wooden base.

Original paper tile floors and original wallpaper on each room. They are two interior hinged doors. Original lace curtains on glass windows.

Original furnishings in painted wood with floral decoupage and decorative gilt border are included. It comprises a day-bed with canopy and four chairs with silk upholstery, a table, a cupboard with glass mirror, a piano and a jardiniere.

19 5/8"(50 cm) high without the chimney - 15 3/4"(40 cm) wide - 9 7/8"(25 cm) deep.

Dollhouse : very good to excellent condition. A small missing paper on the front door of the first floor. Furnishings : very good to excellent condition except the piano.

Presented in 1907 Christmas catalog of French department store Le Bon Marché . By Villard & Weill - This dollhouse is on the cover of the book Villard & Weill - Antique Deauville Dollhouse published by Belle Epoque Dolls.

Your dolls are invited to move in, everything is ready to welcome them !


Luxury French Folding Room with Original Furnishings and Accessories

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This marvelous five-paneled folding cardboard room has original wall-paper, paper border and groundfloor. The storage box serves as a structural frame. The cover of the box is missing but has no impact on the display. On the walls five early colored engravings and a very ornate mirror with pressed gilt paper frame are hanging. The room has its original furnishings in natural wood trimmed with elaborated and rich decoupages.

This salon comprises : five armchairs and a canopy bed covered with beautifully preserved pink silk upholstery. The capony bed is surrounded with its gold crown from where a delicate lace is going down. The set comprises also its square pedestal table richly decorated, its majestic armoire with original mirrored opening door, its fire place with engraving. Original ormolu mantel clock and two potted plants.

Room box with decor 9 7/8"(25 cm) high, 14 1/8"(36 cm) wide - Chair 4 1/2"(11.5 cm) high - Canopy-bed 9 1/2"(24 cm) high - Mirrored Armoire 8 1/4"(21 cm) high, 4 3/8"(11 cm) wide.

This luxury French salon is perfect to emphasize your French mignonettes !

Excellent condition - The lace of the canopy bed seems to be replaced.

France - Attributed to Louis Badeuille - Circa 1870.


Antique French Miniature Room with Original Furnishings

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The light-wood box with paper covers unfolds to show a very nice French salon. The furniture is in light wood with pink silk upholstery and gilt paper. In the corners are lace curtains to simulate windows. The floor and wall papers are original. Furnishing includes a piano and its stool, a table, two chairs, two armchairs, a sofa and a chimney with its original mirror and its metal jardiniere. Two Ladies portraits and original candleholders are hanging on the wall.

Box 16 1/2"(42 cm) long, 8 5/8"(22 cm) high, 8 5/8"(22 cm) wide. Table is 2 1/2"(6.2 cm) high. Chairs are 3 1/4"(8.2 cm) high.

Very good to excellent condition, light fading on floor, due to old age some minor wears on silk upholstery, one chair leg is re-glued.

France. End of 19th century. Attributed to Victor François BOLANT, successor of Denis Louis BADEUILLE.

The all-bisque doll 4 1/2"(11.5 cm) tall on the picture is not for sale. This room matches perfectly with 4 3/8"(11 cm) to 5 3/8"(13.5 cm) mignonettes.


Very Rare All-Original French Miniature School Room

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This school room is presented in its original wooden box. Folding walls with gilt paper border and green paper fit perfectly into the wooden box. This French schoolroom comprises the teacher's podium and desk, two triple pupils desks and benches. This furniture of varnished honey tones is enhanced with black lines, green faux leather seats on benches. For the lessons you have two blackboards, a map, arithmetic tables and a lesson program. On pupils desks you will find booklets, pencils and slates. For the teacher, there is a folder.

The map on the wall shows that the current lesson is about history. The red line on the map represents the limits of France in 1792. The pink zone shows France in 1812. So you can see that Italian territories were integrated to France by Emperor Napoleon 1st.

The right-hand panel gives information for dating this room. It speak of JEAN-TANT-MIEUX, the author of a book on birds, published in 1875. So the room was probably manufactured shortly after, between 1875 and 1880.

The previous owner has posted on the wall, behind the desk, the timetables for 1st Grade and 2nd Grade.

The box is 16 7/8"(43 cm) long and 10 1/4"(26 cm) large. The decor is 16 "(40.5 cm) large, 8 7/8"(22.5 cm) deep and 8 3/4"(22.3 cm) high. Pupiles benches are 3 3/8"(8.5 cm) high.

All original. Very good to excellent condition. France - between 1875 and 1880. Attributed to Adelaïde Privé, successor of Louis Badeuille.


Lovely Antique Miniature Mechanical and Musical French School Room

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This wooden framed school room, forming a house-box when closed, hinges open to reveal a slanted-roof room with decorative roof line. The floor has its original lithographed paper cover. Various maps are on the interior walls. There are a teacher's desk, black-board, four wooden student desks and benches.

A be-spectacles teacher sits at her desk, with rare mechanical and musical movements. The Mechanism is intact and functions very well. The music is a very nice classic melody, perfect sound. When wound at the back, the teacher turns the head, waving the arms. She has glass inset eyes and she wears her original costume. The seven students with bisque head have five piece paper-mache bodies. Two students with appropriated costumes are staging a Corneille's play. Pierre Corneille is a French tragedian; he is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Jean Racine. The other students are repeating the lesson.

School is 17 7/8"(45.5 cm) wide, 11 1/4"(28.5 cm) high, and 15 3/8"(39 cm) deep opened. Students are 3 1/2"(9 cm) tall.

Very good condition.

With label of La Samaritaine, the French Department Store - Circa 1910 - France

Video of animated teacher is available on request.


Nice Early French OPERA with Performers - Shop Label

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This French OPERA is made of wooden and cardboard. The front is completely covered with painted paper simulating wood, marble, gilt designs. It is an early model. Later models are mainly of painted wood and paper-mache.

This miniature theater is proposed with three decors: a manorial salon, a farm landscape, and an oriental garden.

Theater 24 3/8"(62 cm) wide, 24 3/8"(62 cm) high, 9 1/2"(24 cm) deep.

Excellent condition. All original except silk curtains (old replacement).

Performers are 4 1/2"(11.5 cm) tall, they are in excellent condition with original costume.

France - Circa 1880.

With the shop label Jules DECRE - Nantes. Jules DECRE has founded a Department Store in the French city of Nantes in 1867.