07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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Tremolo Zither Music Box

$1,185$1,000
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Tremolo Zither Music Box, Switzerland, No. 31044, 63, with tune sheet listing the eight popular operatic and dance airs played, with zither attachment in a veneered case with floral marquetry motif to top, case ht. 6 3/8, wd. 25, dp. 9 1/2, cylinder lg. 13 in.
Estimate $700-900

Plays well. All teeth on comb present. Stop switch doesn't work. Wear to stops supporting glass. Scattered loss to string inlay, and scattered scuffs. Hinges possibly replaced, and each lacking one screw.