A good Sublime-Harmony interchangeable musical box on later stand, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1889, style 503,
Lot 64W
A good Sublime-Harmony interchangeable musical box on later stand, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1889, style 503,
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 5,049) inc. premium

Lot Details
A good Sublime-Harmony interchangeable musical box on later stand, by Paillard Vaucher et fils,
circa 1889, style 503,
Ser. No. 64171,
Gam Nos. *53, *54, *55 and *56,
with four cylinders playing 6 airs each, with double-spring longue-marche motor, speed check, tune change and tune indicator on reeded cast gilt bedplate, in ebonised interior under dustlid, four separate tunesheets inside the lid with the loose accompanying Paillard book from which they were cut, in burr-yew veneered case, the slight-domed lid with triple boxwood stringing and ebonised frame, repeated to front and sides, plain panel back, later cast gilt carrying handles, seated upon later side table veneered in burr-walnut with central frieze rawer for cylinder storage, on cabriole legs -
41.1/2in. (105.5cm) wide, the cylinders 14.1/2in. (37cm), the whole height including table 43in. (109cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: G II 2

    One of the best tonal Sublime-Harmony musical boxes heard in un-restored condition in recent years.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
W Shipping & handling restrictions apply

Objects displayed with a w will be located in the Bonhams Warehouse and will only be available for collection from this location.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Scientific Instruments (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
  4. Jon Baddeley
    Specialist - Scientific Instruments
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work 0207 393 3872
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3873
Similar Items