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EXQUISITE Rare Antique French Miniature Early Dresden Paper Candy Container Box!
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH MINIATURE EARLY DRESDEN CANDY CONTAINER BOX!
This BEAUTIFUL BOX was most likely used as a confectioner's container in early Victorian times to house bon bons or other mouth watering sweets that a courting gentleman would give his sweetheart, and will be COVETED by your favorite FRENCH FASHION doll to house her special accessory items, or as a display piece to showcase your MIGNONETTE or ALL BISQUE doll and her trousseau!
It has EXCEPTIONAL DETAIL, with it's original fancy FLORAL LITHOGRAPH top that looks more like a WATERCOLOR than a print featuring a gorgeous bouquet in VIBRANT colors of primarily rose pinks, French blues, orange, purple and greens! The print is protected under it's original GLASS COVER, and is bordered with a frame of MARBLED PINK lithograph paper with gold DRESDEN BEADED trim that also surrounds the sides! The box is very UNIQUE in that the top lid is larger than the bottom compartment, acting as a PICTURE FRAME to display the beautiful floral print to it's full advantage, and when opened it reveals a MARBLE PAPERED compartment in rich gold and brown colors to store candies or other TINY TREASURES! Considering it's age of almost 150 years it is in overall EXCELLENT CONDITION with some wear to the box edges and slight aging to the paper, but still very colorful and will DISPLAY BEAUTIFULLY!
Because of it's larger framed top, the lid of the box measures approximately 6 1/2" by 4 1/2", and the bottom compartment measures 4 3/4" by 4", which is also 1 1/2" high. We have shown it being modeled by our 13" antique French Fashion doll for scale purposes, who is probably thinking of a DOZEN ways to use this FANCY little container----the PERFECT piece to accessorize with your early PAPER MACHES or WOODEN dolls as well, or to store your MIGNONETTE or ALL BISQUE doll and her trousseau!
An EXQUISITE ANTIQUE FRENCH EARLY MINIATURE DRESDEN PAPER LITHOGRAPH EARLY CANDY CONTAINER BOX and RARE accessory item for your FAVORITE Poupee or small Bebe, or simply FABULOUS displayed just as you see it, offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration!
Please note that any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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