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Lot Number: 1
An unusual large 19th century singing bird cage automaton, the bird with original yellow and black plumage, the domed cage with central loop handle and three cast ornamental bands on circular gilt wooden waisted base with scallop and foliate decoration above three turned supports, height 54.5cm. Purchased at Christies, South Kensington, Mechanical Music, Tools and Technical Apparatus sale 16th April 1998, lot 170.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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In working order, bird with wear to feathers particularly head and breast, claws to right leg are missing and there are losses to left leg, general surface wear, tarnish and mild dirt throughout the cage both upper part and base, wear to the base topped velvet, areas of repainting in the waisted part of the base, rubbing to the paint, particularly to the edges and raised parts, with key. To view it in working order, please visit https://youtu.be/sUdHKHJGpXQ

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Lot Number: 2
A probably Swiss late 19th century tortoiseshell cased singing bird box, the central gilt foliate and floral engraved hinged lid enclosing a bone beaked twitter with vibrant iridescent multi-coloured plumage on pierced foliate scroll grill, 10 x 6.5 x 3.5cm, with key, in fitted leather box. Purchased at Christies, South Kensington, Mechanical, Ornamental, Turning and Technical Apparatus Sale, 20th July 1999, lot number 151.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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General condition appears to be very good, odd areas of very minor surface wear particularly to the base, small split along one corner and the bird appears to be intact, in working order. To view it in working order, please visit https://youtu.be/9ftm2tMRmMo

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Lot Number: 3
A prisoner of war carved bone automaton of a lady with a spinning wheel, height 11cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 150 - 250

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Lot Number: 4
A laminated wood desktop coin/collectors' cabinet with six drawers, the upper divided into three and the others into smaller sections, length 50cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 60 - 80

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Lot Number: 5
A collectors' cabinet with glass shelves and front, width 107cm, height 52.5cm, depth 8.5cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 30 - 50

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Lot Number: 6
A Victorian burr walnut desk cabinet with two panelled hinged doors enclosing three drawers, width 33cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 40 - 60

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Lot Number: 7
A mid-19th century walnut box with hinged lid and sectioned interior, width 37cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 30 - 50

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Lot Number: 8
A miniature oak dresser with plate rack above three drawers, the open central space flanked by two hinged doors, width 55cm, and a small quantity of Rosamond florally painted miniature ceramics, including tureens.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 30 - 40

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Lot Number: 9
An Edwardian mahogany wall hanging display cabinet with single glazed door enclosing four shelves (three adjustable), height 61cm, depth 10.5cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 30 - 50

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Lot Number: 10
A quantity of 19th and 20th century decorative boxes.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: 30 - 50

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