1255 : Paillard, c. 1875

Antique Mandolin Music Box by Paillard, c. 1875


A lovely antique mandolin music box made by Paillard of St Croix, Switzerland in c. 1875.

The fully serviced movement plays a selection of 6 popular tunes as detailed on the original tunesheet, and also features a zither bar with the maker’s details engraved upon it.

The sound is beautiful and rich thanks to the distinctive mandolin arrangement.

It is housed within a first-class case veneered in burr walnut with kingwood inlay, geometric pattern inlays to the lid and front, and a moulded ebonised plinth beneath.

All original, and utterly beautiful.

Width: 21” / 53cm
Height: 7” / 18 cm
Depth: 10” / 25 cm
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