Clockwork toy

Clockwork toy
Title
Clockwork toy
Date 
1874-1900
Medium 
Wood, metal, textile, paper, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 26.7 x 16.2 x 9.2 cm )
Description 
Clockwork toy with two black dancing figures mounted on varnished wooden box with decal representing bust of a woman pasted on front; figures have composition heads and carved wooden bodies jointed at shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles; both figures wear skirts made of satin and lace, and one has a lace cap; vertical metal rods between legs connect figures to clockwork mechanism inside box.
Object Number 
INV.4561
Gallery Label 
This toy, patented by William L. Hubbell of New York City on February 17, 1874, was produced by several manufacturers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group