Birch exterior the interior with painted wood elf figures working while Santa sits at a desk with a telephone the adjacent room as storage for various toys with five lengths of white picket fence. Built by Mr. Damon Hagemeyer for the Rust Nursery in South Pasadena, California in 1931. It was part of a Winter Christmas display which took up much of the street-level display-window in1931. It incorporates erector sets, hardware and hand made wooden construction pieces. The toys in the storage room were collected from the period around 1931 and before, and they are all authentic. The workshop has not been altered in any way. All the wooden fencing and logs for the building were split by hand. Originally all the power tools in Santas Work shop actually turned.
Approximate dimensions: 14 high x 28 1/4 wide x 15 inches deep..
Condition: The roof panels are separated and will need to be reattached one seems to be missing the burl bark veneer. Some exterior bark loss. The interior lights will need to be remounted. No apparent loss to figures, minor wear througout.
Auction Date: February 20, 2021
Estimate: $300 - 500