"OMBRES CHINOISES" shadow theater
French, by Mauclair Dacier, Paris n.d. circa 1903.
A chromolithographed box containing a wooden framed theater stage, to be displayed in front of a light source, and outfitted with a double-crank system and two rolls of paper which can be scrolled through, the paper depicting comic shadow/silhouette scenes and contains swaths of red, purple and blue paper with black hatch marks, the theater frame with a slot for six chromolithographed punched paper scenes, a blank screen for shadow figure plays and scenes. Descriptive label inside of lid. Some ears and minor soiling, wear, and rubbing to box. 49,5 x 38 x 10 cm