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 1190: Paillard (?), c. 1885

 


Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885

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A rare and unusual full orchestral antique music box made in Switzerland in c.1885.

The movement features a soft-sounding drum, 3 bells, a castanet and 19 key organ. It also features a large double spring and a speed control.

Unusually, this box plays a selection of 10 so-far unideintified, most probably oriental tunes.

The case is inlaid to the lid and front (note the lid has been replaced) and has ornate carrying handles.

It was most probably made by Paillard of St Croix.



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Size:
Width:
30” / 77cm
 
Height:
14 ½” / 37cm
Depth:
16” / 40cm

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Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: open view

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: musical movement

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: organ section

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: governor

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: double spring

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: closed view

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885: inlaid lid (replaced)

 


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