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GUSTAVE VICHY.Harpist monkey, circa 1880. Mechanical automaton representing an orchestral chamber music figure, sitting on a chair and playing the harp. Dressed in 1820s-1830s style, with a monkey head with animation of the eyes and lips. Mechanism in the concert seat. The arms, terminating with lead hands, operate and simulate the harpist playing. Musical entertainment from the ensemble with one tune.Good state of functioning. Height: 49 cm (19-1/4 in.) - Width: 37 cm (14-1/2 in.).