A good musical box playing twelve airs, by Ami Rivenc, circa 1889,
Lot 52W
A good musical box playing twelve airs, by Ami Rivenc, circa 1889,
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,218) inc. premium
Lot Details
A good musical box playing twelve airs, by Ami Rivenc,
circa 1889,
Ser. No. 39071,
Gam. No. unknown,
playing a comprehensive programme of dance, folk and patriotic airs, with double-spring motor, double-section comb with full-length zither attachment, comb screws with typical pressed flower-head gilt washers, on reeded cast gilt bedplate in ebonised interior, Joseph Riley retailer's transfer below coloured tunesheet inside the lid, full-width glass dustlid, in rosewood veneered case with the slight-domed lid bearing large Conch shell on shaped octagonal ground, lighter inlaid border crossbanding with single boxwood stringing, repeated to front and sides - 33in. (84cm) wide, the cylinder 17.1/2in. (44.4cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: G II 2

    Although playing twelve airs, those listening to this musical box are sure to agree the quality and complexity of the notation, is far more superior to the usual long-Gamme programme.
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