Lot 144: Rare “Jacot’s” Carved Oak Swiss Cylinder Music Box
October 22, 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is a Wonderfully Rare Antique “Jacot’s” Carved Oak Swiss Cylinder Music Box with Wooden Box of Extra Cylinders, Circa’ 1890. This piece is in wonderful playing condition and physical condition. The hand crank music box measures approximately 28” x 13” x 8.25”. The oak box is ornately carved, plays lovely music, and appears to have a bone or ivory key escutcheon. The glass protective glass allows you to see the cylinder rotate and play. Please view photos of the Switzerland patent plate and the Jacot’s safety check, patent 1886. This musical piece is accompanied with an additional 4 cylinder oak caddy box, with some signs of wear to the case. There are four musical cylinders included, each we believe to play 6 to 8 songs. The cylinders measure 11.25" from end cap to end cap and 16.5" from shaft to shaft. The caddy box measures approximately 19.25” x 12.75” x 4.25”. The key for each box is not present, however both boxes are unlocked (a key could be easily matched?). The music box appears to have two settings “change at will” and “change repeat”. We will demonstrate the music box playing prior to the item being sold on the block. The cylinders are each numbered and serial numbered, as follows; G 619, G 601, G 603 & G 606. Please ask questions or preview in person this fine quality piece. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.