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VICHY PIANO WATTEAU AUTOMATON
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Lot 0272 Details
272. VICHY PIANO WATTEAU AUTOMATON | Elegant and elaborate presentation, features beautiful seated lady with character Jumeau Portrait head, dressed in ivory silk brocade and lace dress, as all movements are activated by key wind mechanism, her chest "breathes" and the hands flow back and forth across the keyboard as the head turns. The piano harp is painted yellow and edged in gold with flowers and stems flowing in the wind, and has a mounted music rack. The music consists of four different "airs" and goes through all four until the repetition begins anew; also known as the "Piano Watteau." Ex. Gail Cook Collection. 35" h. to top of harp.
(Excellent to Pristine Condition)