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These pieces of furniture are smaller than 1/12 scale, most of them about two inches high.  They are very neatly sewn together. They look homemade, but perhaps they were made in one of the small factories in the nineteenth century?
These pieces seem to have the same maker, although the fabric and trim used on the largest daybed are different from the rest.  This piece also looks as if it is in a bigger scale, but the height of the seat is the same.  They are in about 1/16 scale, and appear to have been machine sewn.  On the underside, bare wood, are written the prices 1.50 and 25c (with a vertical line through the c, as for cents).  The fabric looks like silk
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Frances Armstrong
Miniature furniture.
in various scales
Please e-mail me if you know anything about these pieces. They are not for sale.
These pieces are apparently made of ebony and ivory, and seemed old when I got them about 30 years ago.  The chair  is about two inches high, its seat an inch high.

I also have a washtub with bands of a gold metal around  it.

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The cradle is not very dainty, but the joints are neatly fitted together.  The stool, or small table, perhaps, has a black (ebony?) top and pegged joints. It is about an inch wide.
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These pieces of furniture are smaller than 1/12 scale, most of them about two inches high.  They are very neatly sewn together. They look homemade, but perhaps they were made in one of the small factories in the nineteenth century?
My thanks to the e-mail correspondent who pointed out that similar pieces are shown in Flora Gill Jacobs's Dollhouses in America. 
These pieces seem to have the same maker, although the fabric and trim used on the largest daybed are different from the rest.  This piece also looks as if it is in a bigger scale, but the height of the seat is the same.  They are in about 1/16 scale, and appear to have been machine sewn.  On the underside, bare wood, are written the prices 1.50 and 25c (with a vertical line through the c, as for cents).  The fabric looks like silk.

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