2 dolls in case w/cradle

Object Number: 
1956.57
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Wax, textile, wood, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 11 1/8 x 3 in. ( 30.5 x 28.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Tableau mounted in wooden case with backing painted blue, composed of two dolls standing at each side of cradle with baby; dolls with poured wax shoulder heads, painted hair, and black bead eyes; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and wax lower arm, divided leg with stuffed cloth upper leg and wax lower leg; white silk dresses with high waists and short sleeves; improvised baby made of wax, wire, and textile in cradle composed of metal frame supported by beaded wire.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this shadow box was brought from France ca. 1870 by the donor's aunt, who lived all her life at 56 Morton Street, New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. S. D. Burchenal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group