Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Music box - Mira


  • Object:

    Music box

  • Place of origin:

    Swiss (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mermod Freres (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Walnut and sycamore

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mira table model music box, inscribed 'Mira' inside the lid with a row of Exhibition medals underneath. Disc bedplate stamped 68938 'patent applied for'. The case is in walnut with sycamore crossbanding. There are 13 discs and winding key.

Place of Origin

Swiss (made)


ca. 1900 (made)


Mermod Freres (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Walnut and sycamore


Diameter: 6.75 in Discs

Descriptive line

Disc musical box by Mermod Frères, 'The Mira' table model, with 13 discs in a walnut case. Switzerland, ca. 1900.


Wood; Walnut; Sycamore


Musical instruments; Music


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.