A 'Harpe Harmonie-Piccolo Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box-on-stand, by Paillard, circa 1887,
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A 'Harpe Harmonie-Piccolo Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box-on-stand, by Paillard, circa 1887,
Sold for £2,875 (US$ 4,832) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'Harpe Harmonie-Piccolo Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box-on-stand, by Paillard,
circa 1887,
Ser. No. 53411,
with the 4 cylinders playing six airs each, large double-spring motor, three-quarter length zither attachment over the two combs, massive butterfly governor and tune indicator, on nickel-plated finished reeded cast bedplate, in ebonised interior under dustlid (glass missing), the main lid interior with geometric kingwood inlaid border, in large thuyawood veneered case, the slight-domed lid with malachite, brass and mother-of-pearl inlaid cartouche, tulipwood stringing, repeated to front, on matching stand with cylinder storage drawer forming front shaped apron, on turned ebonised supports, with the original tunesheet book in colour - 38in. (97cm) wide, the cylinders 13in. (33cm), the stand width 51in. (130cm), the total height 40in. (102cm)

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  • Condition: G II 3(ii)(t)
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