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Coin-operated Sublime Harmony Eight-air Dancing Doll Musical Box

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
649
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Coin-operated Sublime Harmony Eight-air Dancing Doll Musical Box, no. 500, with a 13-in. cylinder, two-part comb with a centered three-quarter length zither attachment, nickel-plated double-spring motor, lyre-form tune indicator, nickel-plated jeweled butterfly governor, tune sheet tacked to backboard reading Sublime-Harmonia Symphonique, and a tune list of eight airs, all housed in a mahogany veneered case with tulipwood crossbanding on door and drawer fronts, wd. 29 1/2 x dp. 14 1/2 x ht. 25 1/4 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Refinished mahogany case,black trim is repainted, zither attachment loose, running but is squeaky, lacking one on the automaton dancers, object right side panel has 12-in. crack and missing small piece of molding on lower plinth, drawer lacking bottom board


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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