A fine interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by B. A. Bremond, circa 1879,
Lot 75W
A fine interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by B. A. Bremond, circa 1879,
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
A fine interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by B. A. Bremond,
circa 1879,
Ser. No. *4871,
with the six listed cylinders playing six airs each, single-spring motor, single-section comb, stamped governor on reeded cast gilt bedplate in red stained interior under dustlid, in impressive canted-corner profile rosewood veneered case, the slight-domed lid with stylised conical inlaid boss with French enamel infils in pink, white, green and red, various fruitwood scrolled inlays for the frame, quadruple stringing to border, repeated to the front with further rectangular enamel boss and frame, seated upon the stand with typical Bremond cylinder storage intermediate box, part hinged top over drawer, on delicate turned rosewood supports with pierced spandrels, turned stretchers, with period lid and storage lock keys - 25.1/4in. (64cm) wide, the cylinders 10.3/4in. (27cm), the height overall 40in. (102cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: X II 2

    The pink slip of paper in the storage box is the period instruction sheet from Bremond, detailing the intricacies of cylinder withdrawal and insertion.
    The Bremond address provided is No. 7 Rue Pradier, Genéve.
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