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CHARMING Doll Motif Antique German Lithographed Wooden Children's Paint Box w/Original Contents!
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a CHARMING RARE ANTIQUE CIRCA 1880's CHILDREN'S GERMAN TOY PAINT BOX WITH ORIGINAL CONTENTS!
Our particular offering in this listing includes a gorgeous original colorful LITHOGRAPHED WOODEN paint box with original accessories featuring a subject matter of CHILDREN & DOLLS, and whether a collector of ANTIQUE TOYS or just wanting that perfect display piece for ANTIQUE DOLLS, you will love this hard to find piece of VICTORIAN EPHEMERA!
The beautiful antique PRESENTATION BOX measures 9 1/2" tall by 7 3/4" wide and 2 1/8" high with the lid closed and 9" tall when opened! It features it's original vibrant front LITHOGRAPH COVER depicting a little girl painting with her palate of paints, while her sweet little ORIENTAL and BISQUE DOLL watch! The box is made of papered wood and is very sturdy, and in addition to the print on the top of the lid, the sides are papered as well with gorgeous blue and gold FLORAL LITHOGRAPHING, and the inside is completely lined with it's original VIBRANT PINK paper! The box lid has its original HOOK CLOSURE, and the top bottom right is labeled "MADE IN GERMANY" imprinted in a tiny circle!
The inside of the box reveals it's original removable WOODEN TRAY that is sectioned to contain four of the original white PORCELAIN WELLS and three of it's original paint blocks! When the tray is removed there is a bottom compartment that has six pieces of antique Victorian PAPER EPHEMERA including a gorgeous antique lithograph print featuring a WHIMSICAL CAT, an EMBOSSED PAPER which features an outdoor scene with little lambs, a lovely hand colored ORIENTAL PRINT featuring a Geisha Girl, a crudely outlined print which appears to be a NATIVITY SCENE, and two beautiful hand colored prints of BUTTERFLIES! With the exception of the lithograph cat print, we think the other paper items were original to the set because they appear to be intended to be painted, which were done using the paints in the set-----does it get any SWEETER than this when it comes to a Victorian child's toy?
The overall condition of the set is absolutely FABULOUS, with the lithograph cover still beautiful and colorful and the original presentation box showing minimal signs of age, including a little bit of ORIGINAL PROVENANCE evidenced by it's first owner's penciled in handwritten name and address on the inside lid--------you will love this completely original ATTIC FIND!
For scale purposes, our 13" antique French Fashion doll is doing the modeling honors to show what a CHARMING PRESENTATION it makes as an excellent conversation piece displayed in a DOLL ROOM!
This HARD TO FIND CHILDREN'S ANTIQUE CIRCA 1880's GERMAN TOY PAINT BOX WITH ORIGINAL CONTENTS is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-----------a RARE TREASURE for the collector of CHILDREN'S TOYS and VICTORIAN EPHEMERA!
Please note that the items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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