A unique French 19th century paper cartonnage box - a round lidded box, the lid with a three dimensional diorama with a boy, house, trees, gate all under domed glass lid, the sides decorated with a pretty green paper. On the bottom of the box, hand written in pencil, is 1823 - 1833 Charles ?Stardler? Auburn, NH
These souvenir boxes were constructed with inexpensive materials so not many have survived. The 3D was achieved by spacing the cutouts on different planes and this scene has been heightened with watercolor.
- age - 1823 or earlier
- measures 2 5/8" x 1" deep
- decorated cardboard or papier-mâché with a glass domed lid
- please review the photos to better understand my descriptions - there are photos that appear to be duplicated in an effort to show the glare differently
- shows wear and tear as expected with age, sold as is
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