AUSTRIAN. A CHERRY WOOD AND EBONIZED BLACK FORREST MUSICAL LONGCASE  PIPE ORGAN CLOCK WITH EIGHT TUNES AND  AUTOMATA THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Lot №: 85462
Estimate: $12,000 - 12,000
06 December 2011
Sold price
$4 688

Description

• 11-inch painted white dial, Roman numerals, bordered by hand-painted polychrome scene depicting two female classical figures playing instruments, further bordered by scroll and wreath decoration, all to a painted black background, the upper portion of the dial is open to reveal a vignette with automaton scene • when activated eleven hand-painted figures move, play instruments and dance to the accompanying music • anchor recoil escapement, striking on one bell, musical pipe barrel, 64 wooden pipes, large rectangular bellows, painted black organ reeds • cherry wood case with ebonized molded scroll top cornice • ebonized accents to each door, panel and base


height 7 ft 9 in (2.36m)