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    A Swiss Marquetry Bell Music Box, late 19th century
    10-1/2 x 23-1/4 x 12 inches (26.7 x 59.1 x 30.5 cm)

    This very nice example of an animated Swiss cylinder music box has six engraved bells elegantly struck by four gilt birds and two enameled moths. The cherry wood cabinet is inlaid on three sides with multi-wood marquetry of a bird in a cherry tree on the lid with brass mounts. The hand-cranked works and tuned bells are in a glass case with an illuminated paper label Serial No. 16128 listing eight tunes.


    Estimate: $800 - $1,200.

    Condition Report*: Errant scratches to the cabinet, paper song repertoire is torn, no key, otherwise in very good condition, Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of musical mechanisms.
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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    21st Friday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    21st-23rd Friday-Sunday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 63001-63321) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Friday, September 21, 2018.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $650
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