Here for sale is a fantastic piece of Theatre History; a Leichner theatre make up set. Ludwig Leichner, a Wagnerian Opera Singer, began to produce greasepaint in 1873.

This set in a fantastic expanding japanned metal box dates from around 1938. There is a similar set in the Victoria and Albert Museum dated to 1938 and the box contains 2 postcards that were sent in 1938. These were sent from West Ealing so we assume from the make up artist who might have been working in the West End at the time. 

This is a lovely set full of history with the story behind the box and the stage artist. 


Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


26 cm width, 12 cm depth, 15 cm height

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Antique Vintage 1930s Leichner Stage MakeUp Set Theatre History West End London


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