A musical carousel automaton

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A musical carousel automaton
in hexagonal glazed case with turned ebonised angle columns, coin mechanism, musical movement playing six airs, carousel with metallic foil and cotton-strip tent-form cover, static horses and riders (repainted), two dancing dolls and an automated organ-grinder in the centre, the central support with mirror and sequin decoration, on walnut base with stringing inlay and transfers to each face and coin-drawer -- 25½ in. (64.7)

Lot Essay

The late S.F. Sunley attributed this to Alfred Sueur, who in 1892 devised a coin mechanism for musical boxes.
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