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“Pompadour” collection

Discover our collection of Baroque style miniature toy theatres with interchangeable decors. Whether you are a collector or looking for a decorative object combining history, tradition and imagination, the "Pompadour" toy theater is the perfect object.

Immerse yourself in an enchanting and playful world where art, tradition and creativity meet, with the exquisite little wooden miniature theaters by artist Helen Bourch. Each piece is much more than just an art object; it is an invitation to relive emblematic scenes of French tradition and its history, an immersion in varied worlds poetically evoking bucolic and baroque scenes, the excitement of hunting with hounds or the sweetness of Christmas nativity scenes.

 

These small modular theaters are showcases to the past, windows that open onto timeless moments of French culture. Each decorative element is carefully imagined, developed and designed in order to create numerous details of unique atmospheres, transporting you to another era. Relive the heroism of Joan of Arc, lose yourself in Wonderland with Alice, or discover the mysterious splendor of Venice, all through the artistic eyes of Helen.

Also discover the possibility of personalizing these small theaters to your taste. Choose from a range of colors and options to create a piece that perfectly matches your wishes.

Unique and refined, these little miniature theaters will bring a touch of vintage elegance to your living space. Let yourself be carried away by the magic of miniature art and treat yourself to this little piece of history.

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Short history of paper theaters

Toy theater, also called paper theater and figurine theater, is a form of miniature theater dating back to the early 19th century in Europe. Paper theaters were often of an Italian genre and printed on sheets of cardboard and sold in kits to commemorate an event or performance. These paper sets were assembled at home and played in small groups, sometimes with musical accompaniment. If paper theater experienced a decline with the arrival of television after the Second World War, it is currently experiencing a resurgence among many puppeteers, authors and filmmakers, reconnecting with the imagination of yesteryear. Enthusiasts and traditionalists present restored versions of Victorian-era pieces, while new artists push the boundaries of the form by adapting them to contemporary works. Contemporary miniature theater has the freedom to use any available technology and explore any subject, however we cannot help but note the persistent fascination for the great classics of French comedy or even the famous commedia d'ell arte taking place in the very baroque Venetian landscapes.

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