This is a charming antique French paper / letter clip dating from the 19th Century. It is in the shape of a hand and would make a very decorative addition to a château chic bureau.
The clip is made of repoussé metal which has mellowed to a fabulous atmospheric bronze hue. The hand has a ring to the index finger and a beautiful frilled cuff to the wrist. The hand is attached to the back plate by a strong sprung hinge. The back plate is also decorative and has a hole at the top for hanging on a hook.
The hand and it's backplate measure :- 10 cm (4 inches) long x 5 cm (2 inches) wide x 2.5 cm (1 inches) high.
This delightful clip is from a carefully selected collection of antique French decorative pieces at 'La Belle Étoffe'.
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