This French OPERA is made of wooden and cardboard. The front is completely covered with painted paper simulating wood, marble, gilt designs. It is an early model. Later models are mainly of painted wood and paper-mache.
This miniature theater is proposed with three decors: a manorial salon, a farm landscape, and an oriental garden.
Theater 24 3/8"(62 cm) wide, 24 3/8"(62 cm) high, 9 1/2"(24 cm) deep.
Excellent condition. All original except silk curtains (old replacement).
Performers are 4 1/2"(11.5 cm) tall, they are in excellent condition with original costume.
France - Circa 1880.
With the shop label Jules DECRE - Nantes. Jules DECRE has founded a Department Store in the French city of Nantes in 1867.