Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Bremond, c. 1870
A fine quality antique music box with drum, bell and castanet made by BA Bremond of Geneva in c. 1870.
The movemebnt features 7 saucer bells struck by bird strikers, a brass drum with 8 hammer beaters, and a castanet, also with 8 hammer beaters. It plays a mixture of 8 operatic and popular tunes, including Il Trovatore, Martha and Faust Waltz. These are detailed on the original BA Bremond tunesheet.
The movement is housed beneath a glass dustlid inside a beautiful inlaid rosewood case with complex scrolling inlaid devices to both the lid and front, along with boxwood stringin