Toy theatre stage front

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Object

Toy theatre

Title

Toy theatre stage front

Production date

1850-1900

Material

Wood
Paper

Dimensions

Height (Whole): 370mm
Width (Whole): 60mm
Depth (Whole): 60mm

Description

This toy theatre is something wealthy children would have played with in the 1800s. This one was madein the 1850s by Pollocks of Hoxton. The stage is made from carved wood and card, with a curved front and flat back. The handpainted orchestra includes 13 people. The theatre and its many characters could be bought ready to use or be painted at home by the children.

Production place

Hoxton

Production organisation

Pollocks

Object number

1991.473

On display?

Yes

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