A singing birdcage automaton, 20th century, brass-cased, with a dome top, the round suspension loop above the top disc decorated with scrolls, the two singing birds, in yellow and red, the red slightly higher, amongst leaves and foliage, the circular base cast with garlands of flowers, raised on three short turned brass fee stamped to the base 'Reuge Music, Sainte Croix, Made in Switzerland', 25cm high
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Sold for £180
Loop chrome, cage appears OK, a few dents to the plinth. Birds feathers slightly worn. Red bird's breast feathers unstuck. The yellow bird has a missing eye. Working order.
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Auction: Homes and Interiors - Live Online, Tue, 7th Sep 2021
Our bi-weekly Homes & Interiors sales showcase an array of different periods and styles all under one roof, juxtaposing old with new, items rich in history displayed next to works of art by emerging artists, and emphasising just how effortlessly they complement one another. There is undoubtedly something to suit all tastes and budgets within these live online auctions.
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REMOVAL OF LOTS
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Items will be available to collect from the day after the sale at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 8GE. Please select ‘Collection’ as your appointment type when booking your collection time.
FURNITURE AND CARPETS
Furniture and carpets not collected by 5pm Friday 17 September will incur storage charges (£10+VAT administration per invoice and £2+VAT per day, per lot).
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