Mechanical Compositions

Musical automaton “Instrumental repertory company”

    Musical automaton “Instrumental repertory company”

    France

    circa 1880

    Phalibois

    Wood, papier-mâché, silk, leather, feathers, wire, plexiglass, sequins, beads, glass; gilding, carving

    90 х 45 х 88 cm, 15 kg

    Automation clock featuring a young girl dancing on a tightrope while ten animated musicians perform in the forest. Gilt wood base with clock. Six tunes cylinder movement with bells and drums is fitted in the base.

    Инв.2674/ММП