A bells-en-vue musical box playing ten airs, circa 1877,
Lot 156
A bells-en-vue musical box playing ten airs, circa 1877,
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Cylinder and Disc Musical Boxes
A bells-en-vue musical box playing ten airs,
circa 1877,
Ser. No. 10656,
with single-spring motor, single-section comb with squat-head steel screws with bell-select comb to the right, each of the six plain polished bells on bar rack, spade strikers, on reeded cast gilt bedplate with open void below in red stained interior under dustlid, tunesheet lacking, in part-grained case with the lid featuring stained fruitwood floral inlay, incised and crossbanded border, the front veneered in rosewood with large shaped inlaid medallion with butterfly centre, highlights in French enamel and mother-of-pearl, quadruple boxwood stringing -
24in. (61cm) wide, the cylinder 15in. (38cm)
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