An early key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Métert, circa 1844,
Lot 61
An early key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Métert, circa 1844,
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium
Lot Details
An early key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Métert,
circa 1844,
Ser. No. 3834,
playing twelve airs on standard cylinder format, with single-spring motor, single-section comb with each screw having brass washers, on plain brass bedplate, natural polished interior, re-printed and blank tunesheet, in blonde mahogany case with boxwood stringing to lid and front, replaced endflap in pine, with lovely period key in turned ebony to zig-zag profile - 20.1/4in. (51.5cm) wide, the cylinder 13in. (33cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: G II 2(iir)

    This box was the former property of Graham Webb, purchased from his private collection by the vendor whilst his famous west London shop was trading.
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