Walnut Street Piano with Jazz Band Automata
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Walnut Street Piano with Jazz Band Automata, Continental, circa 1880, the front sliding panel with painted card male figure raises to reveal the strings, sixteen hammers and nest of three bells, the lower section with pinned wooden barrel and worm gear which rotates the barrel and activates the eight automata figures playing in a jazz band (lacking one figure) while the operator turns the wooden handled crank, ht. 31 3/4 in.
Instrument complete and in old patina, no significant replacements, one automata figure now gone, barrel cracked and instrument would welcome a re-build.