Thanks to reader Diane for this tip: An amazing vintage midcentury modern dollhouse — in serious decay. It is for sale on craigslist for $40 in Columbus. Diane rightly points out that it might fit my “wonderful oddities” category. But I’d take it a step further and say that this is one of those artifacts that transcends to become “found art”, if it catches you just in the right mood… ashes to ashes and dust to dust and all that. Yes, there is even a dead body in the living room. –>
I am sure this is placement was not artfully constructed, but the gods made it so. Peoples, this is what the future holds for our homes, if we don’t continue to lavish our Tender Loving Care upon them. You are doing a Good Thing.
Hi Pam, thanks for the note. My name is Jerry. I posted the listing for the mid century miniature house. There’s not much of a story behind the listing: it was purchased at an auction by one of my consignors here in Columbus, Ohio, who thought it was interesting enough to spend money on.
The only problem is obviously the condition, which is quite poor. If it were in good condition it would be worth significantly more. Looks like it was in the basement with the mice for quite some time. The “dead body” is just a cardboard cutout figure that was probably made with the house.
I have sold all kinds of things on the internet over the years, mainly items that come from houses such as furniture, collectibles, antiques etc. I do sell quite a bit of mid century furniture. I have no problem with you using the photos I took for your blog, but it’s not very representative of most things I sell.
If you have any questions or want to buy the model, give me a call.
I got a kick out of your view on the piece.
Thank you, Jerry. I hope it goes to a … good home.