8th Dec, 2021 10:00

The Christmas Auction

  Lot 345

A 19th century Swiss, burr walnut organ celeste type music box, the air sheet with 12 airs

A 19th century Swiss, burr walnut, organ celeste type music box, the well figured and tulipwood crossbanded box, enclosing an air sheet listing 12 airs, including 'Le Talisman', 'La fille du Regiment' and 'La Traviata', numbered '22581' and '60', with a 49.5cm cylinder, a few chips on lower edges of case, 81cm wide

Sold for £900

Condition Report

Case - overall good. Well figured and of a good colour. Some minor chips, including 1cm x 0.5cm on lower left side, lower right side and 5cm x 0.5cm on back lower edge. Some minor restoration, including barely noticeable 2cm x 0.5cm section of veneer on right side of top.

Movement - looks good and no visible damage to cylinder or combs. Appears sound, but not played all airs. Prospective buyers will need to satisfy themselves as to the condition and sound production of the movement.

Bidding indicates acceptance of the condition of the lot.  All lots are sold subject to general wear and tear commensurate with age and handling over time and only obvious faults will be mentioned after a visual inspection. If you have particular specialist questions on any lot, please state these before bidding since we cannot and will not provide a forensic examination of any lot but only a general condition report as a guide only. All condition reports given by Halls Holdings Ltd's representatives or agents are statements of opinion and not fact. If you require any further information about any lots in this auction or about bidding please do not hesitate to contact us again.


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