Rare late 19th century table model music box four cylinder interchangeable
music box cased in burr walnut
The music box comes complete with its original matching table
This wonderful instrument is housed in a lovely burl and ebonized walnut case
with fine inlay
Either made by 'Paillard Vaucher Fils or Nicole Fre'res
This captivating and exceptionally engineered Swiss interchangable cylinder
music box is accompanied by its original table. The mechanism is set in a
beautiful case of burled and ebonized walnut with satinwood lid. The entire box
rests upon its original matching table supported by handsome Victorian turned
legs. This music box serves not only as melodious entertainment but also as a
fine example of Victorian furniture.There are 4 Brass Cylinders, each with
songs, are stored within the table drawer and are capable of playing a variety
of tunes with crisp, beautiful sound.
Music boxes were at the height of fashion in the late 19th century serving as
a status symbol for European gentry. Switzerland was the birthplace of
cylindrical music boxes and home to the most renowned manufacturers. Large
boxes with many cylinders such as this one had the best orchestral sounds,
making them the most desirable of their time. They are some of the most highly
sought after Turned ebonised legs (removable) to table, brass escutcheon
handles to sides of the case.
This fine music box has a spring driven mechanism with fixed winding handle.
The 4 cylinders have 6 airs each and play on a single comb. The box is veneered
with rosewood and has fine marquetry inlay. It stands on a similarly veneered
table with two drawers storing the extra cylinders.
The case finish is 100% original and in very good- excellent condition.
Together with its matching table to store the extra cylinders, it must have
been an object that was a prize possession of the owner.
There are 4 cylinders that come with it and each has 6 elaborate tunes. These
are all stored in a drawer inside a beautiful matching 42 inch wide-29 h-23
deep table. The case of the music box is 32 inches wide-11 inches deep-8 ½
This piece can be reviewed & played before purchase
SHIPPING MUST BE & CAN BE ARRANGED BY A PROFESSIONAL
Pickup and inspection and payment can be arranged