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French Velocipede or Child's Horse Tricycle


A 19th century French velocipede or child's toy horse tricycle featuring a body of carved wood with brushed steel face-plate and glass eyes, resting on spoke wheels with brass accoutrements and horse-hair tail. A handsome objet d'art similar to the one depicted in Claude Monet's celebrated painting of his son, Jean Monet. The painting is currently on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).


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  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 28 in. x W 33 in. x D 22 in.

    H 71.12 cm x W 83.82 cm x D 55.88 cm

  • Seller location
    Austin, TX
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