About the Book
This book covers the smaller, lesser known companies which sold inexpensive wood dollhouse furniture at the dimestores beloved by mid-century children and will bring back fond memories to many. The chunky wood furniture was perfect for the inexpensive fiberboard and cardboard dollhouses made by companies such as De Luxe and Built-Rite when materials were limited during World War II. They fulfilled their purpose of entertaining and comforting children during hard times, but their glory was short lived. By the end of the decade, lithographed metal dollhouses and plastic furniture reigned, with "old fashioned" wood items priced out of the market. But their sturdy construction makes them still findable today.