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Six-air Cylinder Musical Box

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
546
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Six-air Cylinder Musical Box, Geneva, Switzerland, c. 1880, the burl walnut and ebonized case housing an 18-in. brass cylinder, three part comb and a full-length zither with shield plate switch, tune sheet attached to lid reading Fabrique De Geneve with list of songs, lg. 27 in.
Estimate $400-500

mechanism appears to be recently cleaned and tuned. Case has some missing corner molding, some veneer loss and lifting. Nice old surface.


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