061070: FRENCH DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE AUTOMATON,
FRENCH DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE AUTOMATON, EARLY 20TH C., H 20 1/2", DIA 11":A brass bird cage enclosing two feathered birds with moving heads, beaks and tails, repousse acanthus leaves about the base, impressed "Made in France" at the underside. With key.
In working order and apparently good condition; some wear to the brass patina. Green foliage was added at a later date beneath the lower bird (somewhat evident in the photo). Chs