A 'Bells-en-Vue' musical box, playing twelve airs,  circa 1885,
Lot 44
A 'Bells-en-Vue' musical box, playing twelve airs, circa 1885,
Sold for £1,920 (US$ 3,081) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 'Bells-en-Vue' musical box, playing twelve airs,
circa 1885,
Ser. No. **515,
with large single-spring motor, the plain polished brass bells with raised secondary-to-end buffet layout on bar-rack, lever select from the bass of the single-section comb, on reeded cast gilt bedplate, in ebonised interior with dustlid, large re-printed colour tunesheet, in formally grained case now bearing triple-plus-one boxwood stringing, the rosewood veneered lid with central oval boss of painted floral spray on dark green ground, similar triple boxwood strung border, later gilt carrying handles - 25.1/2in. (65cm) wide, the cylinder 13in. (33cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: X II 2(v>r) (restored throughout)
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