Monday, December 6, 2010

French soldiers and a dead Sultan - From the auction houses

French Cavalry barracks scene

Cirrca 1890-1910 French Cavalry Barracks scene. The 55mm figures are engaged in various activities: cleaning equipment, grooming horses, and holding an officers' conference. The wooden barracks and accompanying figures, manufactured in the 1920's: Source: Toy Collector

The Deceased Sultan

Late 19th Century Turkish diorama depicting deceased sultan in coffin on left with mourners and rejoicing figues on right including harem peekers and dancing dervishes, 17"h x 25"w x 9"d, 20 1/2"h x 29 1/2"w x 13 1/2"d in modern plexiglass case.

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