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Music box

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1880-1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Dawkins & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    rosewood with kingwood, boxwood, brass, mother-of-pearl and coloured wood marquetry, ebonised interior. Metal movement.

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:

    W.44:1, 2-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cylinder musical box, Dawkins No. 33623 with a popular programme of eight airs. The box has a rosewood lid and front banded with kingwood and boxwood. At the centre of the lids is a panel of foliate marquetry in brass, mother-of-pearl and coloured woods. The case has been ebonised inside.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

1880-1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Dawkins & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

rosewood with kingwood, boxwood, brass, mother-of-pearl and coloured wood marquetry, ebonised interior. Metal movement.

Dimensions

Height: 15.1 in Cylinder, Length: 26.25 in, Width: 11.25 in, Height: 8.5 in

Descriptive line

Cylinder musical box, Dawkins No. 33623, 8 air, 2 comb sublime harmony. London, ca. late 19th century.

Labels and date

CYLINDER MUSIC BOX
ENGLISH; about 1885
The case of rosewood with ebonised interior and on the lid marquetry decoration of tulipwood, brass, and mother-of-pearl.

Made by Thomas Dawkins and Co. who had a factory in Warner Street, Clerkenwell. [pre October 2000]

Materials

Rosewood; Kingwood; Brass; Mother of pearl

Categories

Music; Musical instruments

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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