Palais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat CartPalais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat Cart

A favorite 19th century tourist destination in Paris was the collection of artisan boutiques in the arcade surrounding the gardens of the old Palais Royal, former palace of Cardinal Richelieu. The elegant wares sold there included the most stunning work of silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelers, of glassmakers and ceramists. One could buy the finest of fabrics, clothing, and also trinkets and thrilling small decorative objects.

The goat here is pressed brass. He measures 2" from nose to tail and is 1 3/4" tall. He is pulling a brass mounted mother of pearl egg that holds a thimble (which I'm sure is not original to the piece). The egg is 2" long x 1 1/4" tall. The piece is mounted on a alabaster base that is 3" x 2". The entire piece measures 4 1/2" long x 2 3/4" tall. There is a pencilled note underneath that includes the date 1870 but I cannot decipher the text.

The goat cart is in very good condition although the brass on the goat is worn. The egg has a small flaw next to the brass hinge. Please examine the photos and email me with any questions you may have.

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ITEM ID
RL013
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Palais Royale Mother of Pearl Thimble Holder on a Goat Cart

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