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Rare Toy Theatre by Adolf Engel, circa 1880

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A Rare Toy Theatre by Adolf Engel, Berlin, circa 1880

the lithographed proscenium mounted on wood, and hand-coloured, with an elaborate neo-Grecian design to the front, mounted Sphinxes to the top, painted stage, six reversible side drops and reversible backdrop, red cloth curtain (operated by a cord), tin footlights and 12 lithographed characters from the operetta, 'Die Canarienprinzessein', by Charles Lecocq, mounted on wooden bases and operated by vertical wire slides.

Height: 50cm

Width: 43cm 

Depth: 39cm 

Reference: Peter Baldwin. 'Toy Theatres of the World', Zwemmer 1992, pp. 80- 82 for very similar toy theatres by Adolf Engel of Berlin.

Stock Reference: LH 1937 

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