Antique Toy German Victorian Child’s Paint Box.
Here for your buying pleasure is an wonderful Victorian Child's paint box, made in Germany. Circa 1890's. The lithograph paper top reads, "A Usefull Paint-Box for Children." And, yes, "useful" is spelled with two "l" on the top of the box!
This early child's paint box is in good condition, retaining its original chromo-lithograph art work to the top of the tongue and groove box top. The lithograph does have some small area of loss coloring which can be seen in the photos provided. The box top is marked "Made in Germany". The entire set appears to have been made of fruitwood, as the lid maintains the bow in the top of the box to close nicely and so the paint selections would not smear to the top of the lid. Inside the box are all of the original paint color squares with decorative formed moldings to the top of each paint selection. Inside the set looks to have never been used. Quite a nice early presentation of a child's play toy from the past!
It measures 10-inches in length and 5-1/2 inches in width.
Imagine one of your darling antique dolls holding this wonderful accessory piece in their hands!
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