The very finest antique music boxes are here - look no further. From the Cadenza collection of exceptional music boxes, this is a superb keywound six air music box of a smaller size. Now is your chance to own this antique music box by Henry Capt, one of the finest makers of Swiss music boxes in the mid nineteenth century.
External dimensions 25 x 12 x 12 inches 64 x 30.5 X 30.5 cms. Some regard music boxes by this maker to be of the same quality or even in comparison to those by other makers such as Reymond Nicole and Nicole Freres who were famous for their large format music boxes playing Overtures. The musical movement starts and plays the six popular airs in a sparkling manner.
Three are shown here in the video, all play as beautifully. Tunes are expressive and harp like in a very pleasing and mellow way.
Both pinned cylinder and musical steel comb are in perfect order with no missing pins. The pinned cylinder measures 27 x 5 cms playing on a comb of 100 teeth which is perfectly in tune as can be seen below. Complete with original playlist of brass, engraved with six tunes. The programme plays six classical and popular tunes including waltzes by Strauss and Labitzky, a number from Donizetti's'La Fille du Regiment' and one from the rare Opera'Zanetta' by Auber.
Three tunes are shown in the video as examples, all six are equally good. The polished brass movement is housed in a fruitwood case superbly veneered in figured Hungarian Ash with ebony stringing. Case measures 42 x 15 x 12cms. The case is in original condition, the exterior with a delicious and beautiful patina with a plain unpolished interior. The movement number 13254 is inked inside the case, it is not a marriage.All restored to the highest standards as one can see and hear in the video. Ideal as a decorative object for a collector, or as a conversation piece. I use a shipper who gives an efficient and excellent service, they will professionally pack and arrange for dispatch via themselves or a recognized courier. POTENTIAL BUYERS OVERSEAS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT IMPORT DUTY ON THIS ITEM MAY HAVE TO BE PAID. I WILL NOT SEND OVERSEAS. The item "RARE MUSIC BOX by HENRY CAPT GENEVE PLAYS SIX POPULAR AIRS KEY WOUND MOVT" is in sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Household Collectables\Music Boxes". The seller is "*cadenza*" and is located in Greater London. This item can be shipped worldwide.