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Details about  Magnificent Antique French Musical Automaton Doll Lady at the Piano Gustav Vichy

Magnificent Antique French Musical Automaton Doll Lady at the Piano Gustav Vichy

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Magnificent Antique French Musical Automaton "Lady at the Piano" by Gustav Vichy



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Magnificent Antique French Musical Automaton "Lady at the Piano" by Gustav Vichy.

17" seated 16" piano length. A bisque headed believe to be a Jumeau fashion lady doll is seated on a wooden attached piano stool in front of her rosewood and ebony piano. 

When key wound, she daintily plays the piano, flitting her fingers across the keys  in a realistic manner, turning her head side to side occasionally nodding as though in time to the music, and now and then pausing for effect, while music plays. You will hear a bit of grind when the mechanism is at the ending of the song.  When wound fully beautiful music plays. The song play list is still attached to the back of piano. We will show this in the photograph.

Mechanism and music function well. Made by Gustav Vichy, circa 1880.  This is one of his very deluxe models as this piece was offered in the finest Parisian decorative arts stores such as Giroux & Cie.

This luxurious quality rare automaton is indicated by it's materials such as fine exotic woods of the piano ornamented with elaborate gilt ormolu and piano keys, and the three tune music box with original paper tune label on back of piano.  Her flowers on the top of piano are in a non removable antique brass original flower receptacle. Flowers may be replaced.

The doll believe to be made by Jumeau of finest quality bisque with gorgeous blond mohair wig over cork pate,  pale blue glass set paperweight eyes, delicately painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, wire upper arms and legs, wearing an elegant silk gown with black velvet ribbons.

She plays three songs they are:

Work Title La tzigane
Alternative Title Opérette en trois actes
Composer Strauss Jr., Johann
Movements/Sections 3 Acts
First Performance 1877-10-30
Paris: Renaissance
First Publication 1877
Librettist Victor Wilder (1835-1892)
Alfred Delacour (1817-1883)
Language French
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra
The third is: Les cloches de Corneville was first produced in Paris at the Théàtre des Folies-Dramatiques, opening on April 19, 1877, and ran for 408 performances.

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