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Cylinder musical box - Serial no. 7499

Serial no. 7499

  • Object:

    Cylinder musical box

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rosewood and glass

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:

    W.145-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cylinder musical box in a case of rosewood with a marquetry shell motif on lid, marked: Ste. Croix. Glass inner lid from full left to right divider, with two control levers on a simple board and a keywind mechanism. From its silvery tone and treble trills in the six arrangements (all popular dance numbers), it is reminiscent of the work of Ducommun Girod.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)

Date

ca. 1860-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Rosewood and glass

Dimensions

Length: 10.8 in Cylinder

Descriptive line

Cylinder musical box in a case of rosewood with a marquetry shell motif on lid, marked: Ste. Croix. Swiss, late 19th century.

Materials

Wood; Rosewood; Glass

Categories

Music; Musical instruments

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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