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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Puppet Theatre

$1,748.51

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We are proud to offer a lovely Folk Art example of an early 20th century French puppet theatre. Handmade from scratch and demonstrating wonderful craftsmanship. Made from hand wood and found objects this is a highly decorative object. This would have been a fully functional theatre at some point, the theatre backdrop slots are still firmly in place (no backdrops are included). With an old brass light to illuminate the stage (light not working). Pulleys to raise and lower the stage velour curtain (this isn’t functional at present but can be used). This item is very well made even down to the copper decorative panels at the crown of the theatre. This theatre comes with 2 original papier Mache and wooden handmade puppets, as shown in the photos provided. Overall a lovely thing more for decorative purposes now that shows loads of character. Size in inches approximate: H 28” x W 27” x D 15” Units: 1 Age: 1920 Origin: France Condition: This item shows age as you can see, wear and tear in the form of natural patina across the surface is present. Missing sections, with non-functional areas (curtain, backdrop and light. The paint is flacked and faded in sections. This item solid and firm (very well made) no loss sections.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304218229652

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    $650 Standard Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-11 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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