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One of the old Palais Royal treasures with all the whimsey and charm we all look for from the early 1800s boutiques that lined the old Richelieu Palace grounds, this little 'vide poche' (empty pocket) is a darling solid cast bronze monkey dressed as a bellman or servant, and he holds the mother of pearl shell basket or tray perched there on his raised marble plinth. The little guy is darling, great attention to detail, and you can see that his pants and part of his jaunty cap have been gilted to match the embracement framing on the natural pearl shell he holds. I suspect he might have once had garnets placed in his eye sockets, which is something we've seen from this era and in this type of figure before (usually dogs rather than monkeys). What you're seeing in there now that appears white is a bit of brass polish residue I've neglected to get fully removed before my photographer got to work on him. But if you wanted to return little jewels for his eyes, it would be very simple to do. We'll leave that decision to our buyer, however, rather than work on him. The long and lauded history of the Palais Royal is rich and amazing, and from Louis XIV to Napoleon and beyond, the old Palace was a thriving enterprise of theatre, dining and finest shopping for Royals, Courtiers and the wealthiest patrons and travelers of the world. One can still visit it, there near the Louvres, and have a sense of what it might have been like at one time.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, he's solid cast bronze, as noted above, and he's on a marble or slate plinth with good weight. He's ready to hold your pocket watch or jewelry overnight, or to serve at table with mints or nuts, or as a table open salt. Darling little guy, no chips or cracks in the plinth nor in the natural pearl shell, no flaws to note other than perhaps he might have once had little garnets or a black bead inset in his eye sockets - we're not positive of that but it's how we've seen some of these from this era.
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