Alan and Barbara Barnes

  Thank you for visiting us on our new website. We hope you enjoy browsing our range of fine furniture, in 1/12 scale and other miniatures.


  Tarbena is renowned for unique miniature furniture, from the accurate scaling down of the original to the specialised finish, giving age, character and charm to each piece. True appreciation can only be achieved by close examination. 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.


  We make furniture from most periods and welcome commissions. Many of our pieces can be seen in museums and collections throughout the world. We use various woods with the appropriate grain for each piece. Some are delicately hand painted too, and we have a large range of lacquered furniture with chinoiserie decoration.


  We do keep some furniture in stock but in general, they are made to order, so please enquire before ordering.



We attend the following fairs:

  • Kensington Dollshouse Festival - May and December

  • Miniatura Dollshouse Fair


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.

Postage & Packaging

UK Orders (Special Delivery):

  • Orders under £50 - £6.00 P&P

  • Orders over £50 - £10.00 P&P

Orders Outside the UK (Tracked and signed for):

  • Orders under £50 - £12.00 P&P

  • Orders over £50 - £22.00 P&P

Please note that these items are not toys and therefore not suitable for young children.



 When ordering, please enquire as to whether the item is in stock, then full payment will be required with the order. If it is not in stock. we require a 1/3 deposit with the order and the balance payable when the furniture is ready.

 We accept bank transfer, PayPal, credit and debit cards, or cheque (UK only) payable to Tarbena Miniatures. All cheques must be in pounds sterling and drawn on a UK bank.