Sunday, September 12, 2021

A lovely Korbi Bedroom Set by Karl Schreiter and Company


This lovely bedroom set was made in Germany by Karl Schreiter and Company during the 1920s. Produced in Germany's Erzgebirge region, this 6 piece set is made of pressed cardboard to resemble wicker. It is most often referred to as Korbi dollhouse furniture.

This set is between 1:10 and 1:12 scale, painted a rich cream with red trim. I have never seen a complete bedroom set before, just the bed or dresser with other Korbi pieces. 

When I found it, I was sure it had been repainted. After cleaning and discovering the original "Germany" stamp on the bottom of each piece, I realized I had a rare set of Korbi bedroom furniture in pristine condition. 

side tables and vanity stool



There is virtually no wear on the edges of the different pieces, a common factor in most of the found Korbi that is now at 100 years of age. I did have to re-glue both headboards onto the frames of the beds and one arm back to the vanity stool. All three pieces have brown glue stain at glue points, signs of being re-glued before.

Only the mirror, the top of the dresser and the top of one side table show signs of paint loss....amazing for Korbi furniture. 

The beds are 5" long and 3⅜” wide.

The dresser is 3⅝” wide and 4⅝”  tall.

The end table bases are 1½" square and 2¼" tall.

The vanity stool is 2½" wide and 2½" tall at the top of the side arms. 

Many lovely pieces of Korbi dollhouse furniture can be found on-line. There is also a page on Pinterest dedicated to Korbi furniture...https// 
(sorry, google blogs no longer allow us to provide a live link to another site....back to cut and paste!).








....mine is truly a lovely set that I am delighted to add to my collection.