Lot 296
A Triple Bird Automaton
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Likely French, early 19th century, the three taxidermy mechanical birds with original plumage are housed within a domed gilt wood and brass cage, which, when wound by a tubular key (#20) move their articulated heads, tails, and beaks.

21.5 x 11 x 9 in.

From the Collection of a Gentleman, Florida

Possibly by Charles Bontems.

Some loose feathers; cracks and flakes to the gilt wood base; each bird with working movement to head, beak and tail feathers, but produce no sound.

$1,000 - 2,000