A rare 'Concerto, Bells et tris Combes de Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box, by François Conchon, circa 1888,
Lot 42W
A rare 'Concerto, Bells et tris Combes de Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box, by François Conchon, circa 1888,
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,647) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare 'Concerto, Bells et tris Combes de Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box, by François Conchon,
circa 1888,
Ser. No. 7999,
with the 2 'fat' cylinders playing six airs each ([1] overtures, [2] popular operatics), large double-spring motor, tune indicator, tune selector, 3-step speed controls, triple-section comb each with full-length zither attachments, separate six-tooth bell accompaniment select, linier arched rack of polished and engraved bells with ball-top strikers through ebonised soundboard, reeded cast gilt bedplate in ebonised interior under glass dustlid with petit inlaid frame, large Conchon tunesheet to yew veneered panel inside the lid, in plain figured mahogany case with slight-domed lid bearing small shaped fruitwood cartouche, double-stringing in brass to top, front and sides, with period lid key, later short cabriole legs and castors loose but present - 43in. (109cm) wide, the cylinders 18in. (46cm), the diameters 3.1/4in. (8cm)

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  • Condition: G II 2
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