Toy theatre stage

image 1991-474

Object

Toy theatre

Title

Toy theatre stage

Production date

1850 = 1900

Material

wood
Card

Dimensions

Depth (whole): 330mm
height (whole): 375mm
width (whole): 425mm

Description

This is a toy theatre stage which is made from wood and card. It is handpainted and features a proscenium arch with chariot, four boxes with seated patrons and a orchestra in front of the stage. A toy theatre set may have been used by wealthy children in the 1800s. The theatre and its many characters could be bought ready to use or be painted at home by the children.

Object number

1991.474

On display?

Yes

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