Object StatementDoll's house and garage with packaging and instructions, tin / paper, Mettoy Co Ltd, Northampton, England, 1954-1965
Physical DescriptionDoll's house and garage with packaging and instructions, tin/paper, made by Mettoy Playthings, Northampton, England, 1954-1965
Tin doll's house, comprising a two-storey, five room, main dwelling with a single-storey garage attached at the side. The tin printing is quite detailed and includes red bricks, flowers and windowsills on the exterior and wallpaper, various floor coverings, gas and open fire places, framed pictures and furnishings, all printed in bright colours, in the interior. A child's bedroom is decorated with wallpaper illustrated with toy soldiers and a tiny version of the doll's house printed into the wall. The garage is well detailed with work benches, a spare tyre, inner tube, tyre pump, various tools and a hand mower. The doll's house also has its original box and instruction leaflet with directions for assembly by tab and slot.
MarksPrinted onto front in lowercase: "MADE IN /GT. BRITAIN / BUILT BY/ METTOY"