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French 19th Century Exotic Hand Painted Decoupage Rococo Mirror Monkey and Bear

US$3,500

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A unique 19th century French exotic themed, hand painted, decoupaged and mirrored depiction of an animal trainer and his monkey riding the back of a bear. One of a pair offered separately, as shown in the last photo. The paper figural scene is cut and mounted between glass and a mirror backing, showing a man training the monkey to ride the bear. The trainer wears a pink robe with gold sash, cuffs, collar and cap. The monkey looks to the trainer and holds the bear on a pink lead. The mirror is presented in a French Rococo-style scroll carved giltwood frame. Measures: 23 in. L x 19 in. W x 1.5 in. H The mirror shows scattered losses to the silver backing. The frame has scattered nicking and gold loss. The original paper backing shows tearing.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Style
    Belle Époque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Mirror,Wood,Découpage,Gilt
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850-1860
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The mirror shows scattered losses to the silver backing. The frame has scattered nicking and gold loss. The original paper backing shows tearing.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1758217111742

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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