RARE CYLINDER MUSIC BOX. We are offering for sale a RARE antique cylinder music box in VERY VERY GOOD condition the best! 1890 antique Swiss Mermod Freres of St. Croix Switzerland Ideal Sublime Harmony cylinder music box with hand crafted period stand.. Fresh to the market and came from an older Pennsylvania estate – had been given as a gift to the gentleman and was in the family for decades.. As you can see, the music box was much loved and cared for.. We are not familiar with these machines so please ask questions.. It is a shame we could not show every inch of this rare piece but we can supply more photos upon request.. Please be specific in your request. THE BEST CONDITION YOU WILL FIND. Circa late 19th century – last patent date 1890. Quality crafted and no expense spared in making.. Working condition – sounds beautiful.. Music box and cylinders weigh 67 pounds! Gorgeous quality quartersawn oak case in ALL ORIGINAL condition.. handles and silvered brass ornate decorative corners.. All metal is nonmagnetic.. Original makers crisp cast insigna of Orpheus.. Original key included that works for top and dovetailed cylinder drawer.. Original celluloid label on underside lid with name and emblem.. Hinged glass paneled dust cover lifts revealing complex cylindrical system with start/stop and fast/slow levers and damper and tune controls.. Jacot’s patent “safety lever”.. Original exterior crank and cranks freely.. Three cylinders included and listed below. THREE CYLINDERS #778 – #746 – #638. We were told by family members that the table was always with the music box.. Table is also early hand crafted of solid black walnut in a beautiful East Lake style.. Solid and sturdy with nice proportion.. Noted pegged legs, hand hewn screw sites and ornate carved apron and gallery.. Great table that is a fine piece of art itself. Please let us know if you have any questions.. This RARE music box is the THE BEST and top of the line when it was made.. See pics for details.. SIZE:: Music box approx 10 1/2″ high x 30 1/2″ long at base x 15″ deep at base Table approx 29″ high x 30″ wide x 18″ deep. CONDITION:: Overall very good to excellent antique condition.. No apologies for this RARE piece and is one of the BEST you will find.. In working condition and unaware of when it was last serviced.. We just lightly dusted for photography.. Shows some very very minor use wear and age.. One tac missing to hold celluloid label.. One srew was replaced? On top right crank side handle at one time.. Screw to hold lid holder came out one time but is there – see pic.. There also is one wood peg present and not sure what it is from? That is all the minor imperfections that we can see and need to be mentioned.. VERY FINE EARLY CRAFTSMANSHIP.. All sales are final.. See photos for condition and details. We try to respond to questions within 24 hours. Payments to be made within 3 days of auctions end unless other arrangements are made with our approval.. Please come prepared with blankets and items to help secure your item for transport.. Storage is FREE up to 6 months and longer with prior approval.. We do our best to accurately photograph and describe all items, showing from all angles and pointing out any flaws in photos and description.. Due to the nature of most of my items being vintage, collectible and antiques the items are considered AS-IS.. We would very much appreciate the same. Thanks for your business.. Have a WONDERFUL Day! The item “RARE Antique Swiss Mermod Freres Ideal Sublime Harmony Cylinder Music Box wTable” is in sale since Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “bargainspickt4u” and is located in Duncannon, Pennsylvania. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Brand: Jacot
- Time Period Manufactured: Pre-1900
- Featured Refinements: Cylinder Music Box