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Interchangeable 17 1/2-inch Sublime Harmony Piccolo Musical Box

Auction:
2345
Lot:
511
Sold for:
$8,813$7,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Interchangeable 17 1/2-inch Sublime Harmony Piccolo Musical Box, by Mermod Frères, No. 12411, with three cylinders (103, 104 and 112 ), nickel-plated movement with lever-wind double-spring motor, safety check, tune selector and engine-turned three-quarter length zither attachment and lyre-form tune indicator, in rosewood case with tulipwood crossbanding, boxwood stringing, interior pewter stringing, transfer-decorated front and inlaid lid, on matching cylinder storage plinth and contemporray carved stand with turned legs, overall wd. 48 in., cylinders 17 1/2 in.

Note: It is unusual to find a larger Mermod interchangeable musical box in a rosewood case for the European market, rather than the American carved mahogany cases.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Byzantine music, Furniture, Lyres, Musical box, Rosewood