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19th Century Articulated Automaton Doll



19th century articulated automaton doll We are proud to offer a highly collectable and rare example of a late - 19th century English Folk Art, fully articulated hand carved wooden automaton doll figure. In the form of a small boy, this doll would have accompanied several similar figures that would have been part of an animated automaton display. With a support hole in its base, this item it would have been attached to a metal pole of sorts that would have moved up and down to animate the figure. Size in inches: H 8” x W 3” x D 2” Period: Late 19th century Material: Wood Origin: England Condition: Fair Completely solid in structure and form, please expect age related wear across all this item as the images aim to illustrate. For its age, this item is in exceptional condition and clean. With a light patination of the wood and loss of paint, this item has been waxed to protect the surface and does not stand alone. Its exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas in this piece, therefore we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304224114032

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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