Barton Pink Nursery

I have a nice wooden Barton Nursery Furniture, in pink.  They probably date around 1950’s /60’s, but not quite sure.  The wood is quite thin and are not as heavy as later Barton furniture. This high chair is quite a simple design, and a small doll would sit nicely in it. This chest of draws…

AB Barton Toys Carolines Home

A Barton & Co. began making dolls house furniture just after the Second World War in 1945, providing employment for demobbed British soldiers. They began making dolls house furniture under the ‘Model Home’ logo, mass producing dolls house furniture. Barton used the name “Caroline’s Home” as a trade mark from about 1976.  They produced sets…

Fitted Triang Furniture

Some of the Triang Dolls houses came with various wooden pieces of furniture.  The bathroom with a wooden bath and sink. The kitchen could have a sink, dresser, cooker or range depending on age and style of house.  Of course most of the rooms had fireplaces.  These pieces of furniture are quite roughly made, with…

Triang Spot On Jenny’s Home Furniture List

The Triang Spot-On Furniture in the list below were produced from 1960 until approximately 1964. In addition to the Spot On range there was also the Dollie Home range from 1962, comprising mainly of room sets and larger furniture pieces such as the filing cabinet. They were not cheap pocket-money toys and probably added to…

Triang Style and Design

During the period between the World Wars, Triang produced a range of quality wooden furniture, called ‘Period Furniture’. This range has become very popular with collectors, and can be quite expensive to buy. Throughout WW2 the Triang factory at Merton made range of military hardware, including 14,000,000 magazines for Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, as well…

My Lundby Collection 2004

On a visit to a local car boot sale a few years ago, I spotted a Lundby Dolls house. It was on a garden base complete with fence and covered with a plastic case. Unfortunately the plastic case was broken and a snail had moved in, and moved out leaving his shell behind, eating the…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Kitchen

Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Kitchen Furniture, from the 1976 catalogue. There is nothing complicated about the design of this furniture, it is solid and well made.  With a good use of different colour wood, and moulded plastic. This is a lovely kitchen when it is all put together, I…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Lounge

Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Lounge Furniture, from the 1976 catalogue. There is nothing complicated about the design of this furniture, it is solid and well made.  With a good use of different colour wood. The paper piano keys are starting to lift a bit, but still plays a good…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Dining Room

Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Dining Room Furniture, from the 1976 catalogue. There is nothing complicated about the design of this furniture, it is solid and well made.  With a good use of different coloured wood. This is such a nice little sideboard with two side opening doors, and two…

Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Bedroom

Below is a selection of my Barton Toys Caroline’s Home Bedroom Furniture, from the 1976 catalogue. There is nothing complicated about the design of this furniture, it is solid and well made.  With a good use of different coloured wood. The drawers on the dressing table are very simple, with one large drawer and no…