1800's hand crank music box

Mar 07, 2018. 23:19 UTC
1800's Hand Crank Music Box
United States of America

Antiques & curio

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Antique, 1800's ,solid wood,hand crank, self playing, cylinder that rotates to play music,hammers play bells, several songs, 27'x25'x12'


Grandmother, West Virginia

Answered within about 1 hour
Mar 08, 00:06 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $2,000 USD

Insurance Value

$3,000 USD
What does this mean?

This is an antique late 19th century Swiss table top size carillon music box that plays by hand crank. A carillon is one that uses bell chimes. Usually these have a paper label affixed to the inside of the lid with a list of the names of the songs that can be played and the manufacturers name. This was likely produced by Harry Gautschi & Sons. The top is done in marquetry, or inlaid wood to make a floral design picture. There is visible condition issues to the veneer, which will be take in to consideration in the valuation.

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