Madeleine Schlumberger, more aptly known as ‘Marie d’Ailleurs’, has left a vast body of artistic work in several domaines; she has drawn, painted and written since her childhood.
At the age of 50 her artistic expression took a specific direction – miniature theatrified scenes made up of thousands of antique objects, to create a pageant of nineteenth century life, thought and imagination.
We have called it ‘The Box of Dreams’.


Les Amies
The girlfriends © JC. Hatterer

La Maison Naïve
The naïve house © G. Clauss

Église de village
Village church © Pino Musi