1800's hand crank music box

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

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

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

Provenance

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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