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LARGE C1890 FRENCH DOUBLE SINGING BIRD AUTOMATON BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX
Please note this previously sold this week but the high buyer could not pay for it. I am re-listing it today.
This listing is for a large circa 1890’s French double bird mechanical singing bird in cage music box.The cage measures 22 inches or 56 cm high including the loop; it is 11 inches or 28 cm in diameter at the base.
The music box is mechanical and winds from a key at the side of the box. The box consists of two birds cage perched in the cage. The largest bird is mostly red with some black feathers and is perched on a stand in the center. The smaller bird is below it standing on the velvet covered base. Wrapped around the perch and mounted to the base are fabric flowers and leaves. The cage has a gilt metal base with a bas relief frieze around it. The side of the base has the key for winding and a small brass lever for turning them off or on. It is marked on the bottom “5516355 MADE IN FRANCE”.
The birds and their cage are in good condition, there is minor feather loss to their faces. All the birds’ heads turn, their tails move and all sing bright and clear. Please see the photographs for more on the look and condition of this fine box. You can hear and see this play at youtube.com at: is .
Shipping in the US via UPS Ground with full insurance is $45.00. To Canada with USPS International Priority Mail with full insurance is $70.00. International buyer’s postage with full insurance is $110.00 by USPS International Priority Mail with full insurance to most European countries. All other buyers please email for a shipping quote.