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Le Petit Architecte Parisien

Object Number: 
1941.691
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper, gilding
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/8 x 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 24.8 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on box lid: "LE PETIT ARCHITECTE PARISIEN" printed: in black on puzzle pieces: "ARC DE TRIOMPH [piece missing]"; "[piece missing] E DU CARROUSEL."
Description: 
Jigsaw puzzle in cardboard box with lithographed cover illustration in various colors within cardboard frame, originally gilded; illustrations of Parisian landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe and the cathedral of Notre Dame; inside box, flat surface (background) for completing puzzle, also within gilded frame, with lithographed illustration of blue sky and white clouds; numerous puzzle pieces may reconstruct individual landmarks with name printed underneath; pieces include fragments of street scenes with people and architectural details such as a rose window.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lucille de Luze Foley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group