Up for sale is a beautiful REUGE Music Voliere De La Cour Gilted Cage. In this cage you will find two singing birds one mostly red and yellow and one mostly blue. The red bird sits on a brass pedestal while the blue bird sits directly below, adorned throughout with white flowers and ribbon as well as green vines of leaves. This is a gold gilted brass wire cage with a guilloche base.
The birds sing beautifully both moving heads, beaks, and feathers. You are able to set the singing to continuous song, intermittent song, or stop song with a switch located on the bottom side of the cage. Running reserve: about 14 minutes for intermittent bird song and 2 minutes for continuous bird song.Measurements are rough but very close to 11.5" inches in height and 6" inches in width. Automaton movement composed of 250 mechanical pieces, assembled by hand in our workshops in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. The birds are adorned with real bird feathers brought from Bontems in 1960, today they are over 100 years old.
The piece is in wonderful condition for its age but it does come with some slight cosmetic wear due to age. Most importantly I have to mention that one of the bars has a very slight bend and I will do my best to capture this in a picture. Location is directly behind the red bird at the bottom of the single bar it has a small crease towards the interior of the cage. There is a patina on the piece and of course a bit of dust inside that I will not attempt to clean. Aside from that the cage and the birds are wonderful, just lovely.Please take a close look at all of the pictures for further detail, you will receive the exact item shown. Thank you for looking and good luck! The item "REUGE Voiliere De La Cour Two Singing Birds Gilted Cage Automaton Music Box" is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1940-1970". The seller is "artcarl" and is located in Malden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.