Folk-Art Puppet Theatre
Hand made from scratch and demonstrating wonderful craftsmanship. Made from hand wood and found objects this is a highly decorative object.
We are proud to offer a lovely folk art example of an early 20th Century French puppet theatre. This would have been a fully functional theatre at some point, the theatre backdrop slots are still firmly in place (no backdrops are included). With an old brass light to illuminate the stage (light not working). Pulleys to raise and lower the stage velour curtain (this isn’t functional at present but can be used). This item is very well made even down to the copper decorative panels at the crown of the theatre. This theatre comes with 2 original papier Mache and wooden handmade puppets, as shown in the photos provided. Overall a lovely thing more for decorative purposes now that shows loads of character.
Size in inches approx.: H 28” x W 27” x D 15”
This item shows age as you can see, wear and tear in the form of natural patina across the surface is present. Missing sections, with non-functional areas (curtain, backdrop and light. The paint is flacked and faded in sections. This item solid and firm (very well made) no loss sections.
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