Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888

Dec 11
2015
Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888


Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case w/ Inlay Runs 1888. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself! We have not come across a beautiful music box case as this in a while. The top, sides and bottom are in very good condition. No warping, splits or repairs that we can ascertain. Uncommon beveled edge to the top of the case as well. Two rectangular lines of inlay on the front of the case, one within the other. The glass in intact on the inner door over the movement, no cracking or blistering. The right hinge of the inner door could use some tightening attention. My best guess is that the music box dates to the latter 1880s to mid-1890s and is Swiss made by Mermod Freres. This music box was very well maintained over the years. The 5.5 long pin cylinder shows little loss of finish. There are approximately 37 teeth on the comb and all the teeth are in place. The wind mechanism of the movement works as expected and the wind spring feels sound when keyed. The music box comes with a vintage wind key. The brass lock and decorative brass keyhole plate are still with the music box. There is no key. The case is in just amazing condition. No cracks, splits or missing pieces. The top of the case sits down evenly on the base and is firmly attached to the base by its’ hinges. No warping of the top going on with this music box which is a common malady that one comes across with these older boxes. So, very uncommon to find one in such great shape. The four legs are built into the sides of the case and all still look good. Inside the case, there once was a narrow board that separated the music box area from the side where the chain and the wind key go that is no longer there. The brass chain that holds the top in place when hinged open is there. There is no music card listing inside of the case, if there was one. Someone affixed an older Christmas card rendering of a horn to the inside top of the case. Not sure what the tunes are that the music box plays. There was a thick brass plate attached to the top of the case at one time that had nothing printed on it. That piece will come with the music box should you wish to utilize it. The comb is in excellent condition. All the approximately 37 teeth are in place, and I see no past repairs to any of the teeth. The nickel plated finish on the comb shows some loss. The pin cylinder looks to be in very nice shape finish wise. Cannot say if any of the pins are bent or missing. The music box tunes sound great when the music box is played, so sounds like the pins are all hitting the comb teeth as expected. The flywheel needs some prompting at times with a finger to get it going, so the movement probably could use a good cleaning/servicing. Plays fine after that. The removable wind key is with the case and still has the wood knob on it. The spring on the music box feels sound when keyed. Do not see a visible serial number on the movement. The stop and start selector button works, as does the replay/change selector. The music box case is 6.5″ tall, by 17-3/8″ across, by 8-3/8 wide. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Dont be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions. Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures. Ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Please check out our other Timeless Tokens store listings as we are regularly adding new items. We specialize in vintage artwork, books, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, paper ephemera, marine/nautical, and clocks/watches. Thanks for your business. Select countries (disclosed in individual item description). All items are as described, with any item history, known defects or imperfections disclosed in each listing. Welcome to Timeless Tokens our online store offer antiques, collectibles, and conventional merchandise for every need and occasion. Timeless Token represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream to create a business that allows us pursue our passion for finding unique collectibles and everyday items that can be shared with and appreciated by all. Our listings are updated regularly and focus on items that we know best – vintage artwork, books, clocks, collectibles, furniture, toys/model trains, musical instruments, and decorative boxes. We appreciate your taking the time to visit our store, and hope you will provide us feedback that will enable us to make your shopping experience the best it can be. Referrals are an important part of our business. The item “Antique Mermod Freres Swiss Music Box Great Wood Case with Inlay Runs 1888″ is in sale since Monday, June 08, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “hallboys321″ and is located in Wilmington, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CO, PA, JM, RU.

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  • Antique Pin Cylinder Music Box: 37 Teeth in Place Runs Mermod Freres Latter 1800s
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  • Ant Mermod Freres Music Box: Beaufitul Wood Case
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