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1800 Italian, Unusual Automata Made in the Shape of a House



The automata is made in the shape of a house, whose front has a clock, a semicircular window and a door. The top flue of the chimney is the place to drop the coin. An internal spring mechanism, lit by the coin, opens the door and lets a child come out in original clothes. Behind the light of an inner candle.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Width: 11.75 in. (29.85 cm)Depth: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1800 ca
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU917114369662

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Milan, Italy
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