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1850's French Bronze Figural Monkey Wearing a Burden Basket Match Safe Holder

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We are offering A wonderful  

French 1850's French Bronze figural Match safe or holder.
Of a highly detailed well dressed Monkey with a red tail
wearing a burden basket to be filled with matches.

Match Safe's & Holders date to the Mid 19th c.
when friction matches were first introduced.
Used at home to light a stove or fireplaces
and kept on tabletops to light cigars or pipes.

The Monkey, Basket & Stand are of a high quality,
and beautifully detailed.  Very good age-related

Approximate Dimensions:
                  3 1/4" height
                  2 1/4" width
                  2 1/2" depth

                                    Loc. F   id. 30