2 dolls in case w/cradle

2 dolls in case w/cradle
ca. 1870
Wax, textile, wood, metal, glass
Overall: 12 x 11 1/8 x 3 in. ( 30.5 x 28.3 x 7.6 cm )
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.
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Gift of Mrs. S. D. Burchenal
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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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group