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Early French Room Box with Wax Dolls Furniture Fireplace
This is the most amazing very early French room box from the mid to late 18th century that we have ever seen. It was exquisitely made with so much incredible detail that we took pictures in sections to illustrate all of its components. The box is made of wood covered with very early paper and has a glass front that can be removed but also set into place. It measures 19" long X 9 1/2" X 15" high. There are two seated wax ladies dressed in early costumes with shawls, bonnets, and clog type shoes holding and carding some wool. Behind them is a door and to their right is a canopy bed and basket with wool. On the left side of the box is a fireplace and mantel holding books, implements and a wax mortar and pestle. A seated cat made of wax sits comfortably in front of the fireplace, not the least bit concerned about the possibility of melting! On the left side of the back wall is a cabinet where some very early pottery is displayed. There are a number of religious pictures on the walls with inscriptions in French and a holy water font next to the door. Look carefully at the beautiful faces created in wax, along with all the handcrafted accoutrements, while taking time to enjoy this amazing work of art.
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