Clockwork toy

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Title:
Clockwork toy
Date: 
1874-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, textile, paper, paint
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 26.7 x 16.2 x 9.2 cm )
Date End: 
1 900
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.
Date Begin: 
1874
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group