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Cylinder musical box - L'Epée No. 69536

L'Epée No. 69536

  • Object:

    Cylinder musical box

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    L'Epée (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Zebrawood and nickel

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:

    W.114-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cylinder musical box in a case of zebrawood, with marquetry cornucopia on lid. The nickel plated cylinder has an original tunesheet and indicator, reading 'Cithere Tremolo' and 'Made in France'. It plays 8 airs of guitar tremolo zither including 'Only one girl' and 'La Traviata Waltz'. Serial number 69536.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

L'Epée (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Zebrawood and nickel

Descriptive line

Cylinder musical box by L'Epée in a case of zebrawood, with marquetry cornucopia on lid, playing guitar tremolo zither of 8 airs. France, ca. late 19th century.

Materials

Wood; Nickel

Categories

Music; Musical instruments

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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