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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3003M Marlborough
April 28, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

24 1/2-inch Disc Polyphon Style 54 Mikado Upright Musical Box

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 28, 2017 10:00AM


24 1/2-inch Disc Polyphon Style 54 Mikado Upright Musical Box, c. 1895, walnut case with turned finials surmounting the elaborate pierced pediment, and stepped dentil-molded crest, turned and carved freestanding columns flanking the arched glazed door, hinged lower disc drawer with book-matched burl walnut center panel and carved corbels, all on squat bun feet, nickel-plated movement with dual melody and single piccolo comb, and a long running spring-powered mechanism, twenty-seven discs, ht. 86 in.

Provenance: Descended in the Detwiller family of Greenville, New Jersey.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

sound is good and clean,but a fly wheel little sluggish, needs lubrication. case has nice old finish but has been cleaned, on/off switch needs adjusting, it is not stopping until spring runs out.

Discs include:
4001 Afforderung zum Tanz Weber
4002 Der Troubador - Verdi
4004 Feinstiebchen, Polka - Mazurka Konizak
4005 Wiemeiin Ahnl Swansia Jahr! Lied a Der Vogelhandler - Zeller
4006 Der Obersteiger Lied Seinichtbos - Zeller
4007 Fern vom Balle Walzer - Gillel
4008 Unter dem Doppel - Adler Marsch - Wagner
4009 Beim Fensterl'n Karnthner - Lied - Koschat
4010 Lohengrin - Wagner
4013 Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo sinfonico Mascagni
4015 Ruinstlerlieben Walzer - Strauss
4016 Hipp, Hipp, Hurrah! Marsch - Kunolh
4018 Meditiation Bach - Gourod
4019 Radesky Marsch - Strauss
4020 Sängerlust Polka - Strauss
4021 Beim Souper Lied - Chalay
4022 Die Klosterberglocken Nocturno - Wely
4023 Wilhelm Tell Geber - Rossini
4029 Die Gigerl- Königin - Lincke
4035 Martha Qintetta - Sloton
4042 Cantique de Noël
4046 Freischütz, priere
4053 Hymne National Autrichien -
4060 Marche de Promenade
4080 Cavallleria Rusticana, Duett - Mascagni
4097 The Lost Chord Song Sullivan
4151 The Washington Post - Souza

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