DescriptionA Swiss Inlaid and Ebonized Rosewood Music Box, 19th century
10-1/2 inches high x 36 inches wide x 15 inches deep (26.7 x 91.4 x 38.1 cm)
The sarcophagus-form box with banded inlay and marquetry to lid, locking lid engraved to underside: Eritz Schwahn in Philadelphia, interior hand-cranked musical cylinder and teeth underneath hinged glass door with hand carved rose and painted town scene panels, to outer box form with Rococo-style brass handles and instrument-themed marquetry to body, on graduated ebonized base with string inlay.
Dents and age cracks to lid and trim, regluing to trim, otherwise scratches and wear commensurate with age. Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of mechanisms.
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