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Musical box with metal disc and the table

    Musical box with metal disc and the table

    Germany, Leipzig

    Polyphone Musikwerke

    Wood (walnut, rosewood, birch), metal, paper, brass; carving, turning

    61.5 х 96 х 56.5 cm; disc diameter 39.8 cm

    Mark inside the case: on brass frame "Polyphon"; on the emblem "POLYPHON/MARQUEDE TRADE MARK/FABRIQUE SCHUTZ MARKE"

    Wooden rectangular box with hinged lid and lock. The case of the box is walnut veneered. The center of the lid top surface is ornated with the image of picture made in the marquetry technique with the image of twigs with flowers in the marquetry technique, surrounded by a birch frame. Black and white picture with the image of young children playing musical instruments against landscape background is on the lid inner side.

    The box stands on birch veneered wooden table with a drawer and a lock, on four curved legs.

    The musical movement consists of a metal disc and two sound combs with one hundred teeth.

    The mechanism is wound by the handle located on the right side of the box, triggered by the lever inside the case, on the right side.
    Music storage: metal disc.