Antique Oval Glass Dome
This is an antique oval glass dome that can restore your antique heirloom to it original appearance. We acquire antique domes from all over the world to help you preserve your keepsake.
Many oval glass domes cover mechanically moving objects like monkey, bird, or doll. In many of these cases the eyes move the arms move or it may be a doll playing a piano or violin. If there is an instrument there is generally music to enhance the effect. The displays are known as Automatons. These are quite rare but can be found in museums or private collections.
Marble bases are common for antique glass domes. There are two types of base on with a groove for the glass dome to sit in or a raised center for the glass dome to fit over. Many of these bases also have marble feet to rest on.
A good source for antique glass domes can be found in antique stores. Sometimes you find a store that has several and others who are afraid of their fragile nature and refuse to carry them. The ones who think they are fragile are willing to give a good discount just to get rid of them.
Many of the movies produced today have glass domes and antique clocks as furniture display items in the background. Once you appreciate their quality your eye will catch them in the movie.
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