This is a very early (c. 1870s or so I might guess) horse barn set in original slide lid box, complete with five horses and a farmer. I can find no other like it, and the box seems to show no maker--nor instructions for assembling it!--simply stating "Horse Stable to Build" on the lid. The seller noted it as complete and I’ve spent some time with it and that does appear to be the case—including glass plated windows and beautifully scalloped shingles for the roof. All pieces are actually hand-numbered in pencil, I assume by a onetime owner who assembled it. I began putting it together through trial and error, but didn’t have the patience to fully figure it out—so this is the right thing for someone handy with such things and a little time on their hands! It is most definitely a very very rare one, and I think the horses and farmer and box alone sell it!
Box: 13 3/4” x 7 3/4” x 3”. Farmer: 4 3/8” t. Aside from a bit of loss the base of the farmer, and a couple of old well repaired splits in the lid, the whole set is in great condition.
*As with everything I sell, if you were to discover this set were not complete or impossible to assemble and wished to return it, I will always fully refund your purchase!