Disc Musical Boxes

Musical box with metal disc

    Musical box with metal disc

    Austria, Vienna

    Polyphon Musikwerke

    Wood (nutwood, birch, mahogany), brass; marquetry

    28 x 15 x 14.2 cm; disc diameter 20.7 cm

    On the movement "Polyphon/115608"

    Wooden box with curved with cut corners, on four feet, with a lock and a hinged lid. The case is trimmed with nutwood veneer. The lid external surface is trimmed with mahogany veneer along the perimeter. Composed in marquetry technique pattern of nutwood veneer, framed with  geometric ornamented birch vein is in the center. Image of playing music instruments angels, surrounded by flower compositions and the inscription "Polyphon" are on the lid internal side. Musical movement consists of a metal disc and a sound comb for 41 tunes. It is winded by a lever on the box front side. A pull-out lever for activating and a lever for stopping the tunes are on the box front side as well.