1190 : Swiss, c. 1885

Antique Full Orchestral Music Box, Swiss, c. 1885


A rare and unusual full orchestral antique music box made in Switzerland in c.1885. 

The movement features a soft-sounding drum, 3 bells, a castanet and 19 key organ. It also features a large double spring and a speed control. 

Unusually, this box plays a selection of 10 so-far unideintified, most probably oriental tunes. 

The case is inlaid to the lid and front (note the lid has been replaced) and has ornate carrying handles. 

It was most probably made by Paillard of St Croix.

Width: 30” / 77cm
Height: 14 ½” / 37cm
Depth: 16” / 40cm
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