7 . Automaton
20" (51 cm.) Resting upon a wooden ebony-finished base is an elaborate gilt ormolu arrangement of wedding symbols such as love birds,centering a maroon velvet cushion with gilt metallic braid and tassels and surmounted by a wide ivory satin wedding ribbon. Hidden in the base is a music box which is activated by a pull-string at the side. Excellent condition. French,circa 1890,an very melodious rich-sound music box adds to the luxury detail of the wedding memory.