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Late 19th and early 20th centuries tin kitchens, made in Germany, are descendants of much earlier toy kitchens, based on real European models. The early 19th century drawing of a play kitchen demonstrates an open fire, burning charcoal, atop a tall hearth. Smoke is drawn to the hood and chimney. Hearth has an arched opening for storing fuel. Later tin kitchens have imitation-tile fire-boxes, burn coal, and contain an oven. Round openings on stove top are for heating pots and pans.

WOODEN KITCHEN <=> CLOSE-UP Kitchen in the original paint scheme of yellow … The scrolls and curves in the furnishings do not show the Art Nouveau influence of kitchens made in the early 20th century but resemble more closely the Rococo Revival style, which so strongly permeated dollhouse furnishings in the late 19th century. Painted China tea set marked "Made in Germany"

WOODEN KITCHEN <=> Kitchen in the original paint scheme of yellow and sponged-on blue with orange details, printed paper "tile" floor, 31½ inches across the front base; side walls angle towards the back wall; original furnishings consist of 4 hanging shelves, cupboard with glass upper doors, bench, work table with shelf, 2 side chairs; German, maker not identified, late 19th century; the tin stove and sink have been added to the kitchen furnishings

WOODEN KITCHEN <=> CLOSE-UP Kitchen in the original paint scheme of yellow and sponged-on blue with orange details, printed paper "tile" floor, 31½ inches across the front base; side walls angle towards the back wall; original furnishings consist of 4 hanging shelves, cupboard with glass upper doors, bench, work table with shelf, 2 side chairs; German, maker not identified, late 19th century; the tin stove and sink have been added to the kitchen furnishings

WOODEN KITCHEN <=> CLOSE-UP Kitchen in the original paint scheme of yellow and sponged-on blue with orange details, printed paper "tile" floor, 31½ inches across the front base; side walls angle towards the back wall; original furnishings consist of 4 hanging shelves, cupboard with glass upper doors, bench, work table with shelf, 2 side chairs; German, maker not identified, late 19th century; the tin stove and sink have been added to the kitchen furnishings

One of the Oldest Dollhouses Intact from 1693 READ ABOUT IT http://www.cdhm.org/imag/member3-0510.php

1913 Kitchen of Betty's Bungalow PART 1 Lithographed cardboard house made in the U.S.A. The iron range is set in a wide, exposed red brick chimney, the opening of which is topped by a white painted shelf, supported on a pair of curved wood brackets. The range has no metal chimney -- probably an oversight (the huge brick chimney rising over the roof indicates the use of coal or wood rather than gas). A brick hearth protects the floor area immediately in front of the stove.

c.1900 Two small ice boxes made from painted soft metal in a panel design; lid lifts to reveal two compartments for ice, thick ("insulated") door opens for food storage area, which is lined with zinc and has a open-weave metal shelf; just under 2½" high, German