Post by Main Admin Account on May 14, 2006 23:49:22 GMT -5
Kirsten's Trestle Table and Chairs $75 KF Grade: B
Amazingly nice and so simple. I can really imagine family having had this kind of furnishings in their home. The set does come with two chairs and one table. It is really made of wood and is pretty sturdy after we reglued some of the joints with some good woodglue and clamped it. Compared to other tables I have seen, this one seems more fragile but I do love it.
The legs on the chairs are all turned and ad such a nice touch. The legs are only glued into place. They can easily loosen with kids putting to much pressure on them. The seat and back are pretty simple in their design. The back is attached with screws to the seat and then a wooden riece is inserted so that you have no idea it is there. I thought that the thing was just put together with wooden pins.
I just got the table and chairs and love them. I have a question though. I saw somewhere that the underside of the table was branded and mine isn't. Is mine a fake or did they stop branding them after awhile?
Post by PleasantMemories on Sept 17, 2007 21:04:40 GMT -5
A: This is really a wonderful set. It's my favorite of the table and chairs sets. The table is quite realistic looking, as I saw many tables in Scandanavia that were similar. Though the table is quite sturdy, Josefina's or Kit's table/chairs might be a better choice if you have small children or make sure your toddler doesn't try to join the Birthday celebration.
There is a lot of room at the table, if you have more than 2 dolls. When we have dolly company, we can seat up to 6 dolls at the table. I purchased 4 extra chairs at the MCM sale but most 18" doll chairs would probably fit nicely under the table.
It is my understanding that only the undersides of some the earliest tables are branded. My table and chairs, from 1989, are branded. Ours is also a different color, more yellow, than the newer sets.
Post by rachelcecilia on Dec 20, 2007 11:29:08 GMT -5
I got this set at the AG outlet in OshKosh for $34. i really like this set, its so simply but still so pretty. It's pretty sturdy, my nephew (18 months) likes to carry the chairs around, and they have not broken, or become loose in any way. The only problem I have with it is that unless its leaning against table, Kirsten has trouble staying on it. Overall, I give it a B.
My beautiful girls: Kirsten, Britta (BB), Nellie and Jess.
I really enjoy the look of the table and chairs but my chairs are not at all sturdy. The chair backing was shaky and unsturdy when I got it and the backs of one chair fell off and the other is on its way. Its cute to play with and to look at but when you get down to it its not sturdy and will crumble in your hands. B--
My dolls: Samantha, Molly, Emily, Josefina, Julie, Kirsten, Marisol, Chrissa, Brianna (#6), Kit, Rebecca, Lanie, Brooklyn (#29), Bitty Twins Kristy and Chris
I've been collecting Kirsten's sets forever, or so it seems, and I finally got this set. The table and chairs are so well made. This looks like real furniture, not a childs toy. It is so pretty. They are all sturdy and finished to fit together well. A+ The Pine table and 2 chairs are really old and the set has a beautiful golden glow. My girls had these and we gave it away in the early 90's. I feel like I found the same one again. What a wonderful presence so much better than the newer painted version.
~the real Laura Ingalls~
Laura Ingalls, 1880
Happy collector of all things Kirsten and Molly. Somethings Samantha.
The time traveling TLC/AG owner.
My rehabed Historical AG girls are: Kitty, Molly, Livy, Samantha (Lady Mary Crowley).
NRFB Kirsten and a Berenger Baby Britta