RARE 27" Automaton with music & 5 movements - Court Martial 1800's
This is an amazing RARE automaton that has 5 hard cardboard monkeys brilliantly painted that move when wound. It is unmarked except for "Court Martial" in the lower left corner. It is huge measuring 27" wide by 17" tall. It has a wood cabinet with glass cover. It plays music from a separate pull string (replaced). When wound, a bell rings and then the Priest monkey's jaw moves up and down and then the soldier with the saber moves his mouth up and down while he waves the sabre. The a monkey plays the drums while the shooter raises his rifle and shoots the defector hiding behind the bushes. The monkey that is shot has tears and falls back. I have posted a video of this piece on you tube. I am not allowed to link it from here so please e mail me and I will send you the link (or else you can search for it by entering automaton, court marital on youtube. Layaway is available with $500 down provided the remainder is paid in 12 monthly payments or less. International buyers will need to have me obtain a shipping quote. Due to the size/weight of this piece it could cost between $400-$600 depending on the country to ship it insured.