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MERMOD FRERES SWISS MARQUETRY-INLAID CYLINDER MUSIC BOX, 7 1/2" cylinder, mahogany case with ebonized edges and feet, inlaid floral spray design to top, having single comb with 50 teeth and Mermod Freres trademark, with 7 1/2" cylinder encased under glass, play/stop lever plate marked "PATENTED / SEPT. 22, 1885 / DEC. 6, 1887 / MAI. 8, 1888 / D.R.P. 33516 / 43585" above Mermod Freres trademark, and adjacent shield-form tab lettered "JACOT'S / PATENTED / SAFETY CHECK / SEPT. 22, 1886", and retaining possible original song list to underside of lid, with Mermod Freres trademark. Mermod Freres, Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Circa 1888. 7" H, 19 3/4" W, 9 1/4" D.
Excellent condition overall, expected wear to case, some discoloration to inlaid lid, all teeth intact. Currently in working condition, but play/stop lever does stop playing (see Catalogue Guarantee).
Provenance: Property from the estate of C. L. "Louie" and Betty Van Fossen, Staunton, VA.

Condition

Excellent condition overall, expected wear to case, some discoloration to inlaid lid, all teeth intact. Currently in working condition, but play/stop lever does stop playing (see Catalogue Guarantee).

Starting Bid

$50.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

MERMOD FRERES SWISS MARQUETRY-INLAID CYLINDER MUSIC BOX

Estimate $100 - $200Apr 28, 2018
2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
United States
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