Seiffen Wooden Play Box made in Germany



90 years old, made in the 1920’s – 1930’s.  Ten animals and three dice are contained in a vintage box. Every item has been lovingly carved painted by toy makers in Seiffen , Germany.  Seiffen is a small German village set in a picturesque valley close to the Czech border in the region known as Erzgebirge – the ore mountains.  When miners weren’t mining silver they were carving wooden toys.  These multi skilled miners gave rise to the toy making industry unique to Seiffen.  This set was purchased there – made to last for 100 years or more.