Antique kalliope disc music box, 22 discs! Made by kalliope of leipzig, germany in the late 1800’s, this fine old music box, serial number 59308 still winds up and plays beautifully. The wood veneer case, measuring 11 3/8″ x 10 5/8″ x 7 is in good condition.
The box retains a nice finish, but is missing some veneer along the lower right edge and has a few minor nicks, one about 1/4 in size on the lid. Part of the small inlay trim on the lid is missing. All four feet are intact. The lid alignment is good and the hinges are good and tight. On the inside of the lid, there is a lithograph of five women, that is in excellent condition. The small chain lid support is broken. The lock is missing and there is no key. The comb is in good condition with no broken, missing or repaired teeth. The comb and bed plate show some discoloration and minor surface rust. All wear on the case is consistent with its age. Included, are 22 – 9.25 kalliope discs – ‘hits’ of the victorian age! All are in good condition and playable, but show their age with some discoloration and bits of light surface rust. I can’t tell why i love you but i do. I don’t think of nuthin’ else but you, lulu! I may be crazy but i love you. Jack’s the boy (from the geisha). Nearer my god to thee. She is the belle of new york.
The shade of the palm. The soldiers of the queen.
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