SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS

Dec 03
2015
SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS


For your consideration we are offering for sale is this magnificent working Bontems antique double singing birds-in-cage music box circa 1900. The birds in the cage appear to be Red Cardinals with black eyes. The piece has the original key that is barrel style. When wound, the start and stop lever from the underside commences the birds into song. The beaks move, the heads move and the tail feathers flutter. The bird on the velvet base appears to be in need of some oiling, the head moves, but it does not not always move back and forth – (see the video of my finger gently touching to move it back to the right). The mechanical movement is made from brass. The “T perch” has ivy leaf decoration. The circular domed cage has a hoop and ring with chain attached for hanging. Also, the cage has a single scroll-tie detailed band with every sixth cage bar of rope twist form. The piece measures 21″ inches tall and 11 1/2″ inches across the base. The bottom of the base in stamped, “Made In France and the number 5618565″. These large singing bird cages are rare and this one is in original, working condition. It should probably be serviced by a professional to clean and restore to perfect condition. The only flaw I see cosmetically is a small dent to the top of the ball on the cage. Please review all my pictures because they show greater detail and are considered as part of the description. I strive to find unique and difficult to find pieces that I believe will capture the attention of collectors. I spend a great deal of time traveling, talking with people, sitting at auctions and waiting in line at estate sales to find these pieces. Some of the items are “farm fresh” and some I have had in my possession for years and time to let others enjoy. If I can find out, I will. These are antiques so expect them not to be “perfect”. Items: I do not clean most items for fear of harm. I will do my best to help you. If you want faster service, please contact me to receive a quote. I do pack carefully, I do not want them to arrive broken. Please make sure they do, if not please request it, if you would like it added. The item “SCARCE FRENCH BONTEMS AUTOMATION DOUBLE SINGING 21 BIRDS N CAGE MUSIC BOX WORKS” is in sale since Tuesday, April 07, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “schieks” and is located in Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
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