This is a very fine c. 1880 French oil painting on canvas, fitted with a Swiss music box and clock appearing to be a part of the scenery, set into a clock tower by the mountainous lakeside. This was made at a time when French artisans catered to the international carriage trade, i. Folks on the Grand Tour, and placed music boxes inside of expensive, beautiful pieces such as sewing kits, paintings, etc. For them to bring home to their manor houses or castles. Measures 39″ wide x 32″ tall. Very heavy overall, weighing about 75 lbs. Recently completely restored in Switzerland. The large (10-cylinder, 6 tunes) antique music box looks and plays as-new. The French 8-day clockworks strikes a gong on the hour and half-hour. On the hour, the music box will start to play one of the six tunes. The music box can be silenced, or, if you wish, played on demand. There are several control rods on the bottom and right side to accomplish this. We have also placed clear instructions underneath for future reference. The large ornate painting frame sits atop a wooden box that houses the music box and clock, and is hinged at the top side. To access, one lifts the bottom of the frame and there is a wooden strut that will set the painting in the raised, open position. A beautiful, unique addition for the finest of homes, and sure to put a smile on the faces of admiring guests! We will build a custom wood crate that will safely protect this treasures in transit, and that you can utilize for future use if the need should arise. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the delicate nature of the clock/music box interconnecting mechanism, we may have to partially disconnect it. Some degree of mechanical aptitude may be necessary for re-assembly, or you can engage a local clockmaker to assist. We are a leading world-wide dealer and specialist in mechanical music, clocks and phonographs and stand by what we sell 100%. Musical Treasures of Miami. 2940 West Lake Vista Circle, Davie, FL 33328. Antique Music Boxes – Clocks – Phonographs. The item “FRENCH / SWISS MUSICAL CLOCK PAINTING WITH MUSIC BOX WE SHIP WORLDWIDE” is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “musicaltreasuresofmiami” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland