An early patent-plaqued 'Sublime-Harmonie' interchangeable musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1879,
Lot 55W
An early patent-plaqued 'Sublime-Harmonie' interchangeable musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1879,
Sold for £3,840 (US$ 6,480) inc. premium
Lot Details
An early patent-plaqued 'Sublime-Harmonie' interchangeable musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils,
circa 1879,
Ser No. 5795,
Gam Nos. **1-**5,
with the 5 cylinders playing eight airs each, large single-spring motor, governor stamped CP.&C, patent plaque and twin combs on reeded cast gilt bedplate, in ebonised interior under glass dustlid, finely engraved and polished control board to right and quarter-veneered burr-walnut inset panel to lid interior, in fully figured burr-walnut veneered and part ebonised case, the slight-domed lid framed with boxwood stringing repeated to front and sides, pressed gilt frieze mounts to corners and ormolu carrying handles, on moulded plinth base; together with a storage rack for three cylinders in ebonised wood - 36in. (92cm) wide, the cylinders 17.1/4in. (44cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: G-F II 2(iir)(t)
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