A 15.1/2-inch Polyphon 'Musik-Automat' upright coin-operated disc musical box on disc-bin, circa 1900, fully professionally restored,
Lot 59W
A 15.1/2-inch Polyphon 'Musik-Automat' upright coin-operated disc musical box on disc-bin, circa 1900, fully professionally restored,
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,590) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 15.1/2-inch Polyphon 'Musik-Automat' upright coin-operated disc musical box on disc-bin,
circa 1900, fully professionally restored,
Ser. No. 49589,
with 'Sublime-Harmonie' combs, lower comb with polished brass cover, on reeded cast gilt bedplate, full-height mahogany soundboards, in figured polished mahogany case with re-constructed pediment to the original pattern, central shell and scroll crest flanked by turned bulbous finials, above metal title banner, 5 Pfenning coin slot and plaque to the right-hand side, original clutch crank below, single frieze coin drawer below, main door with central four-string cast gilt lyre, pierced fret spandrels, standing on the re-constructed disc-bin of superior quality with column appliqués, moulded plinth base with ebonised detail, with 38 period and 3 new discs - 79in. (201cm) high maximum

Footnotes

  • Condition: C1 M1 D2(38 discs) D1(3 discs)
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