We received this puzzle in its original box and wrapping paper, never having been opened after it was cut, packaged and sold in the late 1930's as a Christmas gift. After considerable debate, I untied the ribbon, slit open the wrapping paper, opened the box and removed the puzzle so that it could be assembled, photographed and displayed. I then carefully rewrapped the box (without the puzzle) in its original wrapper for display as well. Needless to say the puzzle was in "mint" condition and needed no repairs! Plywood, interlocking, cut along color lines by Pastime cutter #754 with 72 figure pieces. Artist is Alex de Andreis, Belgium (1880-1929) who specialized in painting portraits of cavaliers. The puzzle has now been disassembled and returned to its original box rewrapped with the original Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon. The wrapping paper is beginning to show signs of wear and fade but the puzzle and box are "mint".