A large 'Sublime-Harmonie Piccolo' interchangeable musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1884,
Lot 56W
A large 'Sublime-Harmonie Piccolo' interchangeable musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1884,
Sold for £3,120 (US$ 5,244) inc. premium
Lot Details
A large 'Sublime-Harmonie Piccolo' interchangeable musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils,
circa 1884,
Ser. No. 22483,
Gam. Nos. **1, **6, **7,
with the 3 cylinders playing eight airs each, large double-spring motor, butterfly governor with nickel-plated fittings, triple-section combs on reeded cast gilt bedplate in ebonised interior under glass dustlid with inlaid frame, temporarily-preserved coloured tunesheet inside the lid, in imposing figured burr-walnut veneered case with slight-domed lid bearing small brass, mother-of-pearl, kingwood and ebony geometric cartouche, double-crossbanded framed border in kingwood with boxwood stringing, repeated to front and sides, the wide plinth at the front opening to reveal full cylinder storage drawer with ebonised fittings - 42in. (107cm) wide, the cylinders 17.3/8in. (44cm)

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  • Condition: G II 3(iir)(ttt>)
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