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English Chamber Barrel Organ

Auction:
2314
Lot:
456
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

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

Description:

English Chamber Barrel Organ, possibly by Astor, with 21-key action, three barrels playing ten-airs each, three ranks of metal pipes and stops for Diapsam, Principal, Twelfth, Fifteenth, Drum and Triangle, in mahogany case with fan-and-foliate carved facade with simulated giltwood pipes in vesica piscsis opening flanked by reeded columns, on matching base with tapering reeded legs and storage compartment, ht. 57 in., barrels 19 in.

Note: The hand-written tune sheet in the lid lists a program of thirty traditional airs and hornpipes, including Go to the Devil, I'm too Young to Marry, Lord Nelson's Hornpipe, (?) in Blue Beard and Lady Lindsay's Minuet.
Estimate $5,000-8,000

Keywords

Twelfth, metal pipes, Diapsam, Principal , Nelson, Lindsay, Aerophones, Pipe