Early French LOUIS XVI Miniature Furnishing - Last Quarter of 18th Century
Very rare LOUIS XVI furniture. This furniture is presented in Henry-René d'Allemagne book Histoire des Jouets (Toys History) published in 1904. He explains that such furnishing was manufactured during LOUIS XVI reign (1774 to 1792).
The furniture is made up of beech planks simply assembled with small nails; externally it is pink/orange painted intended to imitate vaguely the wood of the islands; the moldings and sculptures consist of strips of paper cut and stamped; the entrance to the lock is represented by a small square of paper, and the handles and rings are small copper wires. Two opening drawers and two mirrored doors.
The furnishing is 16 1/8"(41 cm) high, 10 3/8"(26.5 cm) wide and 5 3/8"(13.5 cm) deep.
Excellent condition. Ideal for your early French doll !
The tea service in mercury glass, the porcelain dish with tragacanth bread, the embroidered table napkin are included.
France - Circa 1780.