All cylinders will work beautifully. This captivating and exceptionally engineered Swiss interchangeable cylinder music box by Geo Baker Company, Geneva Switzerland is accompanied by its original table. The mechanism is set in a beautiful case of burled and Ebony walnut with satinwood, mother-of-pearl inlays adorning the lid. The entire box rests upon its original matching table supported by handsome turned legs. This music box serves not only as melodious entertainment but also as a fine example beautiful furniture from it’s time. Cylinders are stored within the table drawer and are capable of playing a variety of tunes with crisp, beautiful sound. Music boxes were at the height of fashion in the late 19th century serving as a status symbol for European gentry. Switzerland was the birthplace of cylindrical music boxes and home to the most renowned manufacturers. Large boxes with many cylinders such as this one had the best orchestral sounds, making them the most desirable of their time. Today they are some of the most highly sought after by collectors, circa 1880. Measures: Music box: 38″ wide x 13 1/2″ deep x 9 3/4″ high Table: 49″ wide x 25″ deep x 29″ high. Total height 38 3/4. The item “Antique SWISS Interchangeable Cylinder MUSIC BOX. VERY RARE. Works Beautifully” is in sale since Sunday, November 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “arrr39″ and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Brand: Geo Baker Company
- Featured Refinements: Antique Music Box