Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Palace Royal harp music box

    Palace Royal harp music box


    The19th century

    Bronze, steel, mother of pearl, brass; engraving, chasing, gilding

    11.8 х 8.5 х 22.4 cm, 806 gr

    On the harp pedal: "Joue", on the key: "WATCH MAKER AND JEWELLER"


    Palace Royal harp music box with two-air cylinder movement, below gilt metal case of a 16-string harp, with acanthus leaf scroll top arm, front tapering column and oval base with beaded pattern decoration, captive mother-of-pearl panels with engraved decoration, the pedals for stop/start and change/repeat, on mother-of-pearl panel, pierced gilt gallery, the base with the movement finished with pressed metal of swags, large concealed drawer decorated with trumpets and flowers, on lion paw feet. A key with steel rod and ornately-shaped grip with an inscription and rotating ring.