Sotheby’s upcoming Treasures 2013 auction includes a number of exceptional art works dating from the Renaissance to the twentieth-century.
Amongst the furniture offered for sale is lot 28; a parcel gilt, fruitwood, tulipwood and marquetry semi-elliptical pier table made for Harewood House by Thomas Chippendale in 1772.
Lot 39 is an ormolu musical automata table clock in the manner of James Cox, circa 1780. An enamel plaque conceals an erotic automaton. It’s a wee bit rude, so if you’re of a fragile disposition, I recommend you not watch the following video.
Treasures, Princely Taste takes place at Sotheby’s London galleries from the 29th of June until the 3rd of July, 2013.