Sunday, November 8, 2009

German Matchbox Kitchen

This tiny carved wooden kitchen in a matchbox measures just 2 1/4 inches wide. It was made in Germany circa the 1920s, and features a lithographed label and interior background. It was part of a series of similar matchbox dioramas including butcher shops, apothecaries, butcher shops, sewing rooms, and more. It's so tiny and delicate, it's amazing to see how well it has survived these many years.


  1. Always a great pleasure to come to visit you! Thank you!
    With love,

  2. You're welcome! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

  3. i searched the toy.The woman's front odd piece is the remains of a churn she was using to make butter.I didn't see the man or the bowl there though.Nice child's touch if i say so myself.