Here is a fabulous French antique box in a smaller size box measuring about 5” x 4” and only 2 ¼” high. A lovely French scene, the top shows a charming French lad speaking with two lovely young ladies. Inside the box is lined in pink silk with an old mirror on the lid. The center piece lifts up where an old doll is arekept. She is wearing her original clothing of he white dress with under skirt, and matching undies with pigtail wig. She has had some repairs on her chest and lower neck if seen without her clothing and her legs are loose. She displays nicely and has glass inset eyes. I do not know if the doll is French or German, she is not marked.
The doll is not perfect but the box is really quite fabulous and in very good condition for the age with just minimal wear and little age spot on the bottom. I have wiped everything off with a little soap and water and then dried off. They never had any odors but they are old. The original mirror inside on the lid does have some age on it, some blackening that will not come off, it has happened over time.
Circa late 1800s.