Antique Swiss music box that dates to around 1890 and plays 6 airs. Retailers label to the base for William Whiteleys of 157 Queens Street, London. This was a top department store of the period. Barrel musical box in working order but in need of attention. In a pine box with a paint effect and stringing to the lid, sections of which are missing.
It's also had some wood worm to the front left hand corner but this has been treated many years ago. Everything is there and the barrel and comb are complete. The mechanism has surface rust with needs to be cleaned and it needs an overall service. Great project for a full restoration. Measures 11 5/8 inches 29.5 cm wide, 6 1/8 inches 15.5 deep and 4 5/16 inches 11 cm tall.Will be sent by carrier due to the weight. The item "Antique Swiss Music Box C1890 6 Airs Retailer William Whiteleys London" is in sale since Wednesday, April 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Household Collectables\Music Boxes".
The seller is "shiresantiques" and is located in Northampton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.