Antique 1800s Swiss 6 Song Reed Organ Musical Box Inlaid Bremond or Paillard

$2,295.00

Shipping to United States: $99.95

Wonderful musical cylinder musical box with hidden reed organ set in a gorgeous inlaid solid wood case in good condition.  Plays all 6 tunes in sequence (a full winding will play a couple songs and will need to be rewound to continue), or set it to repeat any single song.  Case is in very good condition with original clockwork and mechanisms, all teeth are intact, one reed arm is incomplete (center), glass door and hidden bellows underneath.  It does not have the original key and the lock shaft looks to have been cut/filed off.  The harmony cylinder portion works and sounds well; the melody reed organ portion would need some work as it does sound to only play partially (either at the cylinder to arm, reed or bellows). 

Consulting with an expert has yielded this to be a Bremond or Paillard, and that the tune card is a later replacement; which the original would have indicated the maker.  The serial number is stamped on the crank arm and also painted on the underside, #8759. 

Songs include:
La Marche des Noces - Mendelsohn
L'Africaine - Mancenillier
Irma - shottishe
Il Trovatore - il baleu
I Masuadiere - Omio castel
Les Gardes - valse nouvelle


This musical box dates to the mid/later 19th century 1860-1890.
Measures 22" wide, 10" deep, 9 1/2" tall.  Weighs 31.5 pounds!

Local pickup preferred.  Will ship UPS Ground double boxed.
 

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