A grand piano-form musical neccessaire, retailed by Descamps, circa 1830,
Lot 29Y
A grand piano-form musical neccessaire, retailed by Descamps, circa 1830,
Sold for £828 (US$ 1,305) inc. premium

Lot Details
A grand piano-form musical neccessaire,
retailed by Descamps, circa 1830,
Ser. No. 66531,
playing two airs, single-section comb on plain brass bedplate, rocker tune change and pillar start/stop connecting to the underside of the mother-of-pearl, ebony and walnut veneered keyboard with three active keys for the functions, inset over the white silk lined movement interior, the implement tray lined in pale green velvet for a mixed but period range of silver, gilt and ivory accessories including a tape measure, scissors, thimble and cut glass bottle, full looking-glass lid interior, in typical piano-form case finished in wide flame mahogany veneers, boxwood and ebony line stringing, gilt metal appliqués lock and key, on turned and tapering ebonised supports, retailer's shield-form paper label on underside, with period key - 11.3/4in. (30cm) deep, 7.1/4in. (18.5cm) wide, the cylinder 2.1/2in. (6.4cm)
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