A restoration-project Mandoline-Zither musical box playing six airs,
Lot 63
A restoration-project Mandoline-Zither musical box playing six airs,
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,100) inc. premium

Lot Details
A restoration-project Mandoline-Zither musical box playing six airs,
A restoration-project Mandoline-Zither musical box playing six airs,
Ser. No. 13537,
with large single-spring motor, mandoline teeth in groups of up to five along 2/3rds of the comb bearing full-length zither attachment, the 'fat' cylinder on reeded cast gilt bedplate in ebonised interior under dustlid, in walnut veneered case, the slight-domed lid with diamond inlaid boss, crossbanded framing repeated to front, with side carrying handles, 26in. (66cm.) wide, the cylinder 13in. (33cm.), the diameter 3.1/2in. (9cm.).

Footnotes

  • Condition note -
    Several case and lid components loose or lost, extremely dirty throughout, dampers needing full overhaul, signs of severe water damage and dry rot spore growth. Endstone missing.

    Amazingly however, it does play quite well and should surprise listeners with its clear notation.
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