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Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Orchestral Music Box by Bremond, c. 1875

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A superb quality antique orchestral music box with drum, bells and castanet made by the firm of Bremond in Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1875.

The musical movement features a magnificent array of 6 individually engraved bells, each struck by a bee striker, together with a drum with 8 beaters arranged in staggered formation and a castanet with 7 hammer strikers. Each of these elements can be individual disengaged and re-engaged using the levers at the front of the movement’s 3 combs.

The music box plays 8 operatic tunes as listed on the replacement tunesheet, including ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ and ‘Blue Danube’. It has an excellent sound to complement the spectacle of the orchestral section.

The case is similarly superb, veneered in burr walnut with geometric inlays in kingwood and boxwood to the front, lid and sides along with gilt ormolu carrying handles – all set upon an ebonised plinth to the base.

A first class, superb quality orchestral music box.

Size:
Width: 24” / 61cm
Height: 11” / 28cm
Depth: 13” / 33cm
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