Post by SaltySeaDogFarley on Oct 6, 2012 19:05:47 GMT -5
I saw the "horse" sculpture in a museum yesterday in Holland, Michigan ! There were actually two matching pieces, about 6 " tall, and they were strikingly similar to the AG one. The sign said they were made in the mid 1700s in the Netherlands, of clay coated with tin. Yes, they looked "blobby" and casually painted, just like the AG one. Wow.
Wanted to take a photo for these archives, but the guard wouldn't let me.
Post by SaltySeaDogFarley on Sept 3, 2012 19:17:00 GMT -5
This item exceeded every hope and expectation I had for it. It is outstanding and I agree it is worth the cost. I also agree that the window seat could have been more appealing if it were longer and wider. I will rate it an A, deducting the + I might have added.
The above review included many particulars and great closeups, so I won't repeat those, but post some overall photos with and without dolls.
Post by SaltySeaDogFarley on Sept 3, 2012 18:44:18 GMT -5
The table and chair set is beautiful, no question in my mind about that. I cannot see how it could be any better, and give it an A +. After seeing this I do feel it is highest quality and worth the cost of (gulp) $140.
The set appears to be made of solid fine grain wood, with brass color knobs on the two table drawers, and a two tone silky looking blue fabric on the chair seats. The wood finish is glossy without being really shiny, and a nice rich medium to darkish brown color.
The table is 9 3/4 " high, and and the top is an oval shape of 11 by 14 1/2 inches. The top has a slight bevel going around the edge of it and all edges are finished smoothly. The four table legs are decorated with a gold color stylized design going down the outside. The legs curve attractively and angle inwards. There is a space of about 6 " between all four legs, just enough room to fit a chair.
The chair backs are 12 1/4 high. The seats are 5 " high and 6 " across. Dolls sit easily on the chair as the fabric on the seat provides some friction. The wood and finish of the chairs is just slightly darker than that of the table, and the chair backs appear carved in an attractive way so there are four vertical openings and one horizontal near the seat. There is a gold decoration at the inside top of the chair back.
I wish my dining room set was half as nice as this one !
Post by SaltySeaDogFarley on Jan 12, 2012 11:24:57 GMT -5
These are cute for Molly, and I do like them, but I wish they were made with the metal clamp for the toe and a "skate key" to tighten the clamp, which gripped the sole of the shoe. That is what I remember.