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The musical bed of the Nawab of Bahawalpur

The musical bed of the Nawab of Bahawalpur (native governor in colonial British India), Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi IV. The 4 figures were moving automata, a pressure-activated music box was under the mattress. In 1882 Abbasi anonymously commissioned a bed in rosewood covered with about a third of a ton of chased and engraved sterling silver from La Maison Christofle in Paris. The statuettes had real human hair hair and movable eyes.

 

The musical bed of the Nawab of Bahawalpur (native governor in colonial British India), Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi IV. The 4 figures were moving automata, a pressure-activated music box was under the mattress. In 1882 Abbasi anonymously commissioned...

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