This rare display case dates from the 19th Century. It is beautifully carved with much detail including the frog and foliage on the cornice. Used to display the structure of a Lyonnaise boules club. Boules is similar to petanque - a sport enjoyed by young and old across France. This particular club was called the Grenouillards - or the frogs. Some enamel letters are missing.
The glass door opens with a key and there is green fabric backing to the inside. This would be a lovely piece to display a wine list or menu in a restaurant, or a family tree.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use. Approx. overall 39½" high x 28" wide x 4" deep Approx. overall 100cm high x 71cm wide x 10cm deep