This listing is for an original "The Log Cabin Play House". I read one time that this was the very first mass produced toy in a box ever made, from the Civil War era. The 2 original paper labels were printed by French & Wheat Steam printer or merely French & Wheat Printers, New York. To my amazement, the play house appears complete, and even has it's original candle style slide box. It has square nail construction.Box measures 6-3/4" X 5" X 9-1/4. The cabin has tin doors and shutters. I would consider the play house to be in good condition. It has been well used, and shows wear commensurate with such use.
There is paint wear and loss as shown. The box is in fair condition, but it survives. Overall, wear and some staining.
I have not tried to clean the cabin or box, so it will likely clean up a little bit. A scarce antique log cabin, with great display potential.
The photos are an integral part of my description. They will give an accurate representation, and best tell the story. This is fresh from a closet and shows normal wear and patina for an item of this vintage. Pics give an accurate portrayal of condition. I WILL BE LISTING OTHER INTERESTING ANTIQUES THIS WEEK SO PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER AUCTIONS!!
Please look at the photos to get an idea of what this is. Photos accurately reflect the condition on this item. I may not be able to answer your questions immediately, but every question will be answered. Realistic reserve set just to protect my investment, if there is a reserve at all. Good luck and thanks for looking!!
The item "1860s LOG CABIN PLAY HOUSE Civil War Era Toy in ORIGINAL Slide Lid Candle Box" is in sale since Friday, April 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Locks, Keys". The seller is "bm75" and is located in Westminster, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.