A ten-air bells-in-sight musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1875,
Lot 42
A ten-air bells-in-sight musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1875,
Sold for £325 (US$ 547) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A ten-air bells-in-sight musical box, by Paillard Vaucher et fils,
circa 1875,
Ser. No. 2361,
with large single-spring motor, two-part comb with the six-bell comb to the right, cast bird strikers to plain polished bells on slight-arched rack, on cast gilt reeded bedplate, ebonised interior under dustlid, large colour 'twin maidens' tunesheet, in large rosewood veneered case with the domed lid with oval geometric ebonised, stained fruitwood and boxwood inlaid boss, crossbanded frame, repeated to front and sides, carrying handles, 28in. (71cm.) wide, the cylinder 16in. (40.5cm.).
Not working as gap between running gear and endless, for restoration.

Footnotes

  • This has had a run - many teeth off, pinning damaged and linkages for bell strikers missing.
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