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Fine Mandoline Changeable Cylinder Musical Box by Samuel Troll

Auction:
2314
Lot:
417
Sold for:
$13,513$11,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Fine Mandoline Changeable Cylinder Musical Box by Samuel Troll, No. 5709, with six cylinders (three of popular, three operatic airs) playing six airs each, two-part comb with teeth arranged in groups of up to six, twin engine-turned zither attachments, double-spring, and tune-indicator engraved S. Troll, Geneve, in burr-walnut case with tulipwood banding, mitred edges, tune-sheet (incomplete) and lid with ebony cartouche of engraved-brass and mother-of-pearl flowers with monogram IPMcN, on matching table with cabriole legs and two drop-front cylinder-storage drawers flanking a central drawer with writing surface, wd. 45 in., cylinders 15 in.

Note: Please see the website for illustration of this lot: www.skinnerinc.com
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Keywords

Samuel Troll, www.skinnerinc.com, Elementary geometry, Engraving, Musical box, Surfaces