‘Robinson Crusoe’ Toy Theatre, circa 1890
An “Imperial Theatre” toy theatre by Richard Schwarz, New York, circa 1890
the wooden pine stage stamped Theatre Imperial Patent and dated ’83, with slot-in chromolithographic cardboard proscenium, red silk curtain drop, cardboard backdrop, scenery, flats and characters for Robinson Crusoe, 38cm wide, 31cm high, 29cm deep (when assembled).
Stock Reference: LH 1473
Reference: Peter Baldwin, Toy Theatres of the World, Zwemmer, 1992, figure 93 page 141 for an identical Schwarz stage front.
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