This is a vintage sweet tin. I love its kitschiosity (yes that is a real word, thank you). And I am in awe of the weird inspiration of dressing up children like Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI and making them pretend to play chess. And then deciding this is the perfect image to sell sweets. Perhaps they were just bored with kittens, roses, thatched cottages and the like.
Or maybe I've missed the point entirely and these were famous child film stars in their most popular roles? ... Nah, I prefer to think it's more random than that.