A 'Mandoline-Organocléide et Zither' cylinder music box, by B. A. Bremond,
playing six patriotic, sacred and dance airs, with large single-spring motor, hooked-tip mandoline teeth in groups of up to six across the three-section comb, full-length zither attachment with brass select lever and fine-string lyre boss shield, on reeded cast gilt bedplate, in ebonised interior under glass dust-lid and pierced spandrels, the original eight-ribbon column Bremond tunesheet against figured walnut veneered ground inside the lid, in finely toned, figured and polished walnut veneered case, the lid having very slight dome profile, full butterfly cut veneers to top, front and all sides, carrying kingwood crossbanded border with tulipwood stringing, polished brass bedplate washers, ormolu drop carrying handles to sides, moulded ebonised edge and plinth base -
31in. Wide, the cylinder 17.1/4in, the diameter 3in.
US$ 12,000 - 18,000
£7,900 - 12,000
9,300 - 14,000
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