The very finest antique music boxes are here – look no further. Here is your chance to own a superb Swiss antique music box by Conchon, one of the finest makers of Swiss music boxes at the end of the nineteenth century, around 1880. External dimensions 25 x 12 x 12 inches 64 x 30.5 X 30.5 cms. Some regard music boxes by this maker to be of the same quality to those by other makers such as Nicole Freres, Lecoultre and Paillard. The musical movement starts and plays the eight popular airs in a sparkling manner ringing six tuned bells with decorative bird strikers. The bells are surmounted by enamelled bees and flowers and can be turned on or off if so desired. The musical arrangements are expressive and harp like in a very pleasing and mellow way. The musical steel comb is perfect and perfectly in tune as can be seen below. All tunes play equally well as in the video selection. Complete with original playlist, the programme has classical and popular tunes including the Waltz from’Faust’, also the march from’La Prophete’ by Meyerbeer. The polished brass movement is housed in a very solid case with a moulded and ebonized base, superbly veneered on all sides with front and lid in walnut veneer with kingwood cross banding. The cushion form lid has inlaid marquetry panels to front and top with imitation hardstone, enamels and boxwood. Exterior in a delicious and beautiful honey colour, interior is ebonized. The whole has been traditionally polished to perfection with a mirror finish. All restored to the highest standards as one can see and hear in the video. Ideal as a decorative object for a collector, or as a conversation piece. Conchon 6 bell music box – YouTube. Antique Music Box: A Unique Christmas Present. This holiday season, gift your loved ones an antique musical box from the pre-1900s. These are available in quirky shapes like beer mugs, jewelry boxes, birdcages, and more. You can search by design too, featuring metal or hand-painted images of your favorite avian creatures. Display them anywhere around the house as a retro Christmas decoration or bring them to use during Christmas parties. An antique music box can be a thoughtful gift idea for the music-loving member of your family. Their charming sounds and beautiful decorations make music to your ears, and your heart and soul too. Regardless of size, antique music boxes feature the same layout, ranging in appearance from plain metal boxes to beautiful objects covered with gems, hand-painted designs, and other ornate decorations. Hearkening back to the original days of these boxes’ European production, you may invest in an antique Swiss music box like this one. Others may take many shapes, not only as furniture but also including beer mugs, jewelry boxes, birdcages and more. You can search by design too, such as an antique bird music box, featuring metal or hand-painted images of your favorite avian creatures. I use a shipper who gives an efficient and excellent service, they will professionally pack and arrange for dispatch via themselves or a recognized courier. POTENTIAL BUYERS OVERSEAS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT IMPORT DUTY ON THIS ITEM MAY HAVE TO BE PAID. I WILL NOT SEND OVERSEAS. BY REGULAR POSTAL SERVICE. The item “ANTIQUE MUSIC BOX PLAYING 8 AIRS on 6 BELLS in a SUPERB INLAID WALNUT CASE” is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Household Collectables\Music Boxes”. The seller is “*cadenza*” and is located in Greater London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Antique Music Box
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Style: Victorian
- Theme: music box