A late 19th Century burr walnut and ebonised interchangeable cylinder musical box, by Palliard, Vaucher et Fils, Geneva, c.1890
Lot 54W
A 'Mandoline-Piccolo' interchangeable cylinder musical box-on-stand, by Paillard, Vaucher et Fils, circa 1884,
Sold for £3,840 (US$ 6,454) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'Mandoline-Piccolo' interchangeable cylinder musical box-on-stand, by Paillard, Vaucher et Fils,
circa 1884,
No. 13053, with double-spring motor, the four cylinders playing six airs each bridging a wide selection from operatic to sacred music, double-section comb with blued screws and three-quarter length zither attachment, on plain brass bedplate, the colour tunesheet interestingly altered with the listings cut out from the frame, but now reunited leaving an intermediate blank void, in ebonised interior under glass dustlid, in quarter-veneered walnut case, with the domed lid bearing triple boxwood stringing, repeated to front and sides, gilt carrying handles, on matching stand with central drawer for cylinder storage, bone escutheons, moulded ebonised edges, on ring-turned tappering legs and porcelain castors - 31.1/2in. (80cm) wide, the cylinders 13in. (33cm), 36in. (92cm) high maximum

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  • Condition: G-F(ow) II 3(ii)
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