Some of the finest copies of antiques in miniature
Thank you for visiting our new website. We hope you enjoy browsing our range of fine furniture, paintings,mirrors for dollshouses and picture frames.All in 1/12th scale.
Tarbena is renowned for its unique style of furniture, from the accurate scaling down of the orginal to the very specialised finish, giving age, character and charm to each piece. True appreciation can only be achieved by close examination. Our mirrors, paintings and pictures are also unique to us.Please note:
These items are not
toys and are therefore not suitable for children.
Tarbena was originally known for mirrors and picture frames for dollshouses and eventually for a unique collection of painted furniture, mainly from the Georgian and Regency Period. This range grew to incorporate William & Mary, Jacobean and 17th Century furniture and has enabled Tarbena to appeal to collections and museums worldwide. Several processes are used to create the ageing effect, aiming to imitate the original antique as closely as possible but also giving each piece its own individuality and character. This is the trademark of Tarbena''s furniture.
The furniture is 1/12 scale and made from a variety of woods. These woods have the appropriate grain for the scale and give the effect of mahogany or walnut in miniature. Some pieces have been delicately painted by hand. Others have a painted finish or gilt finish. We also have an exquisite range of lacquered furniture with chinoiserie decoration.
Some items of furniture are in stock, but usually the furniture is made to order and this can take up to 5 or 6 months. We will, however, do everything we can to supply your order as quickly as possible and will aim to co-operate with any special requests or time-scales, so please do enquire when you order.
All sizes are approximate.
Mirrors & Overmantles
Mirrors are made of either metal or resin, dependent on size and have a gilt finish. We use fine mirror in all of them, except M15-convex mirror which contains a plastic mirror. All sizes are approximate.
Our picture frames are made of metal or resin and have a gilt finish. Each frame is rebated. All sizes are approximate. Sizes stated are the opening sizes and are approximate.
Please note that although we request information about you for delivery of goods it is not the policy of this company to pass on your details to third parties.