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 1149: Bremond, c. 1870

 


Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond, c. 1870

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A fine quality antique music box with drum, bell and castanet made by BA Bremond of Geneva in c. 1870.

The movemebnt features 7 saucer bells struck by bird strikers, a brass drum with 8 hammer beaters, and a castanet, also with 8 hammer beaters. It plays a mixture of 8 operatic and popular tunes, including Il Trovatore, Martha and Faust Waltz. These are detailed on the original BA Bremond tunesheet.

The movement is housed beneath a glass dustlid inside a beautiful inlaid rosewood case with complex scrolling inlaid devices to both the lid and front, along with boxwood stringing.


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Size:
Width:
26” / 66cm
 
Height:
10” / 25cm
Depth:
11 ½” / 29cm

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Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: open view

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: musical movement

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: seven saucer bells

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: view of cylinder from governor

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: view of cylinder from spring

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: original tunesheet

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: side view of case

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: front inlay

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond: inlaid rosewood case


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