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Storefront Figural Automaton

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
656
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Storefront Figural Automaton, early 20th century, the woman dressed in late Victorian fashion donning a red touring hat with a plumage of feathers, her right hand bearing a black muff, while her left arm rises and falls while waiving a banner of red and yellow, the gentlemen with a yellow turtleneck, brown trousers, and a red scally cap, his torso rotates moving the assemblage of balloons that are in his extended left hand, ht. 76 x wd. 36 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Mechanism has been completely restored and all parts working with updated wire and switch.


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