656. French empire painted tole tray. Oval form with gallery rim and cut-out end handles. Neo-classical central figures with a gilt foliate border. Numbers inscribed on the back “738” and ” No. 10/14/2 16″. These could be inventory numbers in old script. 1840-50. Very good condition with light wear and minor losses. 24in by 17 3/4in(61 cm by 45cm). It looks like the figures are about to make an offering as you can see smoke from a fire in the middle.