A 'Harpe Harmonique-Piccolo' musical box, probably by Hiller, circa 1880,
Lot 57
A 'Harpe Harmonique-Piccolo' musical box, probably by Hiller, circa 1880,
Sold for £696 (US$ 1,169) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'Harpe Harmonique-Piccolo' musical box, probably by Hiller,
circa 1880,
Ser. No. 31320,
Gam. No. unknown,
playing eight operatic and music hall airs including Pinafore, single-spring motor and massive intermediate great drive wheel, single-section comb, internal start/stop, auto-change and tune selector all in nickel-plated finish, on reeded cast gilt bedplate with now absent and unknown feature once mounted across the front soundboard insert, in ebonised interior under dustlid, period tunesheet, in part noir-grained case with the dome lid bearing large inlaid scene of country folk dancing with ribbons of floral swags, framed by rococo C scrolls in various stained fruitwoods, the rosewood veneered ground bordered by kingwood crossbanding and boxwood stringing, repeated to the front, side carrying handles - 28in. (71cm) wide, the cylinder 11in. (28cm)

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  • Condition: G II 3(tt) (slightly out of register)
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