SCHOENHUT Bassinet, Antique Wood Doll Crib c.1920s RARE

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 15, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Authentic Wooden Schoenhut Bassinet (Doll Crib)

c.1920's estimate

This listing is for an antique doll bassinet/crib which was acquired from an 88 year old woman in New Jersey who was selling off her doll collection. I've taken many photos, including one of the Schoenhut Bassinet label on the side. Considering its' age, the bassinet is in good condition but does have condition issues the new owner will want to address. I will do my best to describe this item but please keep in mind it is difficult to mention everything when you are talking about a pre-owned, very old wooden item like this.

Measurements are approximately 25" wide x 22.5" high on one side and 21.25" high on other side (one side higher than other) x 14" deep. If you measure out to sides of wheels then it is 15.75" deep. Looks to me like all of the main pieces are including all 4 sides, all 4 original wheels, two bars used to slide side rail up and down, and the metal frame for under a mattress. Among the things you need to know when reconditioning this piece, the metal frame needs to be restrung, some hardware like a couple of screws are missing, and 1 of the 4 pegs that are used to hold up the metal mattress frame in the bottom of the bassinet is missing but peg can easily be replaced by a person with carpentry skills. You can leave wood finish as is which looks original to me since label has not been covered up, or you can try to touch up. I leave that to the new owner. The 88 year old woman displayed it as is. Rubber-like material on wheels has hardened and cracked in a few spots. Basically, I believe you have all of the major pieces to this rare Schoenhut Bassinet. Now it is up to the new owner to fix it up and proudly display. This bassinet is being sold "as is" no returns. I am not an expert in Schoenhut collectibles, so I am estimating age at 1920's based on research of when they began making dolls. I found a Schoenhut bassinet like this in a 1930's catalog except that one's wheels w "newer" roller kind, this one looks older. It is my assumption that the winning bidder is a doll expert and knows far more than me about this piece.

Shipping note: When preparing for this listing I took the bassinet to the USPS and UPS stores for weighing and ship cost estimates. I was told because of its size (set up as you see in the photos) the cost to ship would be about $175 plus wrapping materials. I nearly fainted. It is because of size, not weight, since I carried the bassinet into the store. Over a certain size you pay flat cost for shipping and weight does not matter. $175+ with most of it going to ship air so to speak.... because this does not make any sense to me....I have carefully dismantled the 4 sides, kept the hardware, collapsing the bassinet into a flat stack for shipping in a large box at a fraction of the cost I was quoted it if were kept together. I will gladly give the new owner my cell telephone number and he/she can call me with any questions about putting it back together. It really just needs a screwdriver to screw in the 4 sides and adjust the slide bars. I'm sure you will agree with me that this easy assembly is well worth saving over $100 in shipping costs. The final shipping costs will, however, include PO tracking number and insurance to protect your investment. I plan to ship parcel post which is most economical. If buyer wants to ship via priority and get it faster, I will gladly do so if buyer tells me and pays the postage difference. To send priority is in the $70 range. When you receive the bassinet it will be flat not like you see in photo. If buyer is in the NJ/NY/PA/DE state area, I will gladly work with them on a pick up if that is desired instead of shipping.

Please view all photos as they are considered part of the description. You will receive the item in the photos. Kindly ask me questions and I will respond to you promptly. Your satisfaction is important. Thank you for looking.

Shipping & Handling : Packing done carefully. Shi...