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 1216: Mermod Freres, c.1880

 


Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880

A fine quality full orchestral antique music box made by Mermod Freres of St Croix, Switzerland in c. 1880.

The movement features a snare drum, 6 engraved bells struck by bird, butterfly and bee strikers, a woodblock castanet, a 21-note reed organ, and two zither bars.

The music box plays a selection of 10 airs, including ‘Boccaccio’, ‘Silver Thread Among the Gold’, ‘The Bohemian Girl’, and ‘HMS Pinafore’.

It comes within a rosewood case with a beautiful pastoral inlay of a shepherd playing a flute to the lid, together with a rural inlay to the front.

The underside of the lid is veneered in rich birds-eye walnut, and the case also features gilt carrying handles to the sides.

All told, a beautiful and attractive full orchestral music box.


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Size:
Width:
28” / 71cm
 
Height:
12 ½” / 32cm
Depth:
15” / 39cm

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Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: open view

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: musical Movement

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: bells

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: drum

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: organ

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: castanet

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: governor

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: original tunesheet

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: side view

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: inlaid case

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: lid inlay

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Mermod Freres, c. 1880: front inlay

 


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