This is a truly magnificent antique Victorian walnut cylinder bells-in-view music box by the renowned makers Barnett Henry Abrahams, St. Croix, Switzerland, circa 1870 in date.
This exceptional music box is rectangular in shape and features a high-quality Swiss movement playing ten aires. There are three bells with stunning enamelled butterfly clangers of different lively colours - red, green and blue - and a beautiful tune indicator. The lid and front with polychrome Royal Coat of Arms prints.
It has the original attractive and joyful music sheet with coloured engraving inside. It is signed 'Walter Marty, Herisau' and features charming classical scenes of delightful dancing people and angelic flying cherubs.
It bears the stamp of 'B. H. A. Ste Croix, Switzerland & London', the renowned makers.
The box plays the following ten popular tunes of the time:
1. Bravo! Dublin Fusiliers Weeler
2. The absent-minded Beggar Sullivan
3. All along the Rails Carter
4. A Frangesa March Costa
5. A Runaway Girl Monkton
6. Don't be angry Zeller
7. A Greek Slave Monkton
8. Soldier of the Queen Stuart
9. The Cock o'the North King
10. The Honey-moon March Rosey
In excellent working order having been serviced by our musical box restorer.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 22 x Width 47 x Depth 27.5
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 11 inches
Our reference: 09611
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