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453: Rare French Musical Sewing Necessaire Automaton wi

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Lot 0453 Details

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Rare French Musical Sewing Necessaire Automaton with Royal Inscription, c. 1890

With key-wind two-air cylinder movement driving windmill sails and a rocking ship on stormy sea, in silk-covered case with ormolu mounts, deep-purple buttoned satin interior lining, mirror in lid and fitted section for gilt scissors, thimble, stiletto, sewing needle and one missing tool, 7 3/4 in. (19.5 cm) wide x 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm) high (exterior has been restored with antique silk, interior lining and ormolu mounts are original). - Musical sewing necessaries are only occasionally found with mechanical scenes fitted into their lids, and this form is particularly unusual. On the underside is a paper label with pen inscription: "This Musical Box was purchased at the Sale of the Duchess of York by La. Chesterfield. It was the Gift of Rackes who wrote a (...?) and other friends of the Duchess." - If correct, the inscription presumably refers to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (1867-1953) who held the titles Duchess of York from 1893 to 1901, Princess of Wales from 1901 to 1910, and queen consort to her husband, George V of England, from 1910 to 1936. Enid Edith Scudamore-Stanhope, Lady Chesterfield, lived at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire from 1917 to 1957. Following her death, the contents of the house were sold at auction by Curtis & Henson in June 1958. - Accompanying the lot is a photographic magic lantern slide showing a royal gathering at Windsor in 1907. The Princess of Wales can be seen in fifth place from the left.
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Seltenes französisches Necessaire mit Musik- Automat, um 1890

Näh-Necessaire mit Walzenspielwerk für 2 Melodien und Federwerkantrieb für eine mechanisch bewegte Kulisse mit Windmühle und schwankendem Schiff in stürmischer See. Mit Seide bezogenes Gehäuse, Seiten und Ecken mit Messing-Beschlägen, innen mit dunkel-lila Satin ausgekleidet, passend für Nähutensilien (1 Teil fehlt), Spiegel im Deckel. Maße: 19,5 x 14,5 x 13,5 cm. Äußerlich mit altem Seidenstoff restauriert, sonst alles original. - Sehr gut funktionierender Zustand! - Es gibt nur wenige Näh-Necessaires mit Musikwerk, in die zusätzlich eine bewegte Landschaft eingebaut ist, diese Form ist äußerst ungewöhnlich. Auf der Unterseite befindet sich ein handgeschriebener Zettel mit folgender Beschriftung: "This Musical Box was purchased at the Sale of the Duchess of York by La. Chesterfield. It was the Gift of Rackes who wrote a (...?) and other friends of the Duchess." - Diese Beschreibung läßt den Schluß zu, daß es sich um ein Nähkästchen aus dem Besitz von Prinzessin Victoria Mary of Teck (1867-1953) handelt. Nach Ihrem Tod wurde die Hauseinrichtung im Jahr 1958 bei Curtis & Henson versteigert. - Dabei: Laterna-Magica-Bild mit Darstellung eines königlichen Treffens in Windsor im Jahr 1907, die Prinzessin von Windsor ist die fünfte Person von links.
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453: Rare French Musical Sewing Necessaire Automaton wi

Estimate €2,500 - €3,000May 28, 2011
Starting Price €2,000
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