Cylinder Musical Boxes

Musical box with pinned cylinder

    Musical box with pinned cylinder

    Switzerland

    beginning of the 20th century

    Wood (birch, maple), metal, glass

    46 х 25 х 21 cm

    Maker's mark on the movement: "31693"

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    Rectangular wooden box with two hinged lids and a lock. The case is made of solid birch, facade is framed with birch veneered frame. The lid is rosewood veneered with birch veneered frame. Floral rosage with twigs and leaves is in the center, it is made of birch veneer, in the marquetry technique. The inner side of the lid is painted black. The movement is closed by the glazed lid. Cylinder and sound comb for 55 tones are inside. The movement is activated with the handle located inside the case on the left-hand side, two metal switches with positions: change and repeat /stop and start are onthe left.

    Music storage: metal cylinder.

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    Инв.444/MMP