Phalibois automaton of 6 dolls dancing to a fiddler’s tune. With 3 airs in his repertoire under the shade of an autumnal arbour, it’s a portrayal of 18th Century courting couples, made in Paris in the late 1870s.
Léopold Lambert, was born on October 8, 1854 in Aix-en-Provence (France). His parents were inn keepers. He worked some time in the Vichy society, where his competence and the quality of his work earned him the post of foreman. In 1886, Lambert formed his own company and sold musical mechanical toys and luxurious articles.