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[DELAMARCHE, Félix, Paris]

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
[DELAMARCHE, Félix, Paris]

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[DELAMARCHE, Félix, Paris] A fine mid-19th-Century French wooden planetarium in the style of the Delamarche atelier, the gilt sun ball on a central brass axis, with painted moon ball on a pulley-operated arm, a red-rimmed card circle around the earth to represent LA LUNE inscribed Fait sa Révolution en 29J 12 fois plus petite que la Terre, the axis with eleven curved brass arms for red-rimmed card planet and moon discs, each printed on either side with the names MERCURE, VÉNUS, MARS, VESTA, JUNON, CERES, PALLAS, JUPITER, SATURNE, URANUS and LEVRRIER ou NEPTUNE, with the number of days of revolution around the sun, with printed paper covered solstitial and equinoctial colures, each showing the ETOILES FIXES, the ecliptic circle on the horizontal plane and applied with a card band, showing on both sides the houses of the Zodiac and the months, with decorative pictorial representations, raised on an ebonised turned pedestal base (some minor staining) -- 16½in. (41.9cm.) high See Colour Illustration and Detail
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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