A pasteboard box with engraving of familiar French theatrical figures such as Harlequin,along with fashionably dressed ladies are riding in an open topped carriage being driven by Polichinelle. The box is labeled "Le Petit Costumier,A Paris". Inside is contained one paper doll,designed to be costumed as man or woman,three costumes for man (harlequin,Polichinelle and Bon Vivant),and three costumes for women including Pierrette and a fashionable lady's gown whose arms are holding two early puppet theatre dolls. Excellent condition,box lid a bit age darkened. France,1840's.