Interchangeable Cylinders, Drum and Bell

Lot 225
Swiss Interchangeable Cylinder Drum and Bell Music Box
Large, impressive Swiss interchangeable cylinder music box. The music box features 6 ornamental bells decorated with flowers and beautiful strikers depicting butterflies, 13 cm diameter drum with 8 beaters, and 2 "zither" attachments. The 33,5 cm wide cylinders play 6 tunes each and the music box comes with 5 cylinders in total. The walnut veneer case is no less impressive with beautiful inlays on the front and cover made from brass, mother of pearl, and possibly jade. Overall very good condition, no song sheet, the case has original finish, which is well worn with various scrapes, cracks, chips in spots, the mechanism plays well and all the levers are working. The 4 additional cylinders are housed in a storage case (13 x 56 x 33 cm) with walnut veneer and a somewhat faded decal on the cover. Height: 32 cm. Width: 90 cm. Depth: 39 cm. Video link:
Dutch Auction Company