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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:


  • 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)


late 19th century (made)


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.


Wood; Nickel


Music; Musical instruments


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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