Wonderful antique French Palais Royal style Grand Tour souvenir pocket watch or pendant display stand in the form of a chair with mother of pearl half shell trinket or jewelry dish, an “eglomise” (reverse painted glass) seat back with a scene depicting the Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris! A charming little piece, the hoop up top surely meant to hold a pocket watch, the mother of pearl dish likely for cufflinks or smaller jewelry. Souvenir scenes from Paris, this one shows the Madeleine in all of its Romanesque splendor, a horse-drawn carriage out front. Wonderful!
Very good to excellent condition. A tiny spot or two of separation to the paint on the back side of the glass but, as you can see, it’s aged extremely well. No chips or damage to the mother of pearl and just a bit of age tarnish and/or verdigris visible to the brass or bronze framework. See pictures for measurements.