»Black-Forest Flute Clock with Automaton«,
 c. 1840 

Germany, weight-driven 31-key movement with pinned wooden barrel for 9 tunes, 3 ranks of pipes, 2 stops, brass clockwork mechanism in wood plates, polychrome carved and painted automaton figures of 4 musicians and 8 turning dancers, some with moving arms and one clapping his hands, 3 painted panels 
(1 on wood, 2 on metal), hour-strike on spiral gong, imposing mahogany-veneered case, size 31 x 19 x 100 in. 
(80 x 50 x 255 cm) Working condition.
Estimate: € 10,000/15,000
US$ 13,700/20,600
Reserve: € 6,000/US$ 8,220
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