Century Gold Music Box

The slack rope dancer: An 18th-century music box

Century Gold Music Box

*First chance to see* This box, made about 1785, is finally on display at the Museum. Its main feature is a tiny mechanical slack-rope dancer, who starts moving once the mechanism has been wound. This enchanting piece is part of the fabulous Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, which includes...

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