|733||Regina Musical Box Co., Rahway, N.J., 15" Music Box with 31 discs, mahogany case with rope molded cavetto and astragal base, stepped, molded lid with bead molding, inside of lid with music themed lithograph, serial # 39128, c1900, and with instructions for operating, a pamphlet on repairing music boxes, and one on the origins and development of the music box
Condition: case good overall, finish cleaned, 1" section of bead molding on top missing, lithograph good with minor scrapes, interior with minor scratches, combs missing three teeth, some discs with minor oxidation and areas of surface rust, working, 12"h x 22"w x 19 1/2"l
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
|734||Polyphon, Leipzig, Germany 15 1/2" disc player in hardwood case, with associated larger cabinet with six drawers containing many additional discs, c1900
Condition: the player is in very good original condition, and the discs play nicely. The interior lithograph is fine. The separate cabinet needs some regluing of the feet and lower molding, and one drawer pull is absent. Very large and heavy for shipping. Player box is 21" x 18 1/2" x 9". Cabinet is 25" x 21 1/2" x 32"
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
|789||Lenzkirch, Germany, Symphonion, Musical Clock, style 25R, playing 30 cm disc, on the hour or at will, with sublime harmony double comb set, in a walnut wall case with turned drops, The time movements for these musical clocks were special ordered from Lenzkirch, with an added lever that rises and falls on the hour to actuate the music. Lenz serial # 927195, c1895
Condition: the top trim on this item is the same age as the case, and looks good, but probably from another antique German clock, as it is different from Bower's illustration. Case with old finish with minor scrapes and scratches, old repairs, drops replaced, a few small pieces of applied ornament replaced, minor chips and dings to lower and middle hawks bill molding, the mid molding also with a loss at the front right corner, upper left and right cornice with with horizontal splits below ogee molding, case sides with minor splits, one piece of carved trim at lower left side of upper door replaced, finial replaced, movement ticks, strikes, and music plays, upper comb missing one tooth, 52"h x 18"w. See George Everett "Lenzkirch Clocks The Unsigned Story", page 186 for a nearly identical clock (different top also). Refer to Bower's "Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments", page 219, for an engraving and additional details on this model.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
|813||Lenzkirch, Germany, Symphonion Hall Clock, style No. 25 ST., walnut case with heavily molded base and standing on compressed ball feet, richly ornamented with veneers, turned elements and carving, mid section with door concealing the music player and disc, Arabic numeral silvered dial with fancy, piered brass hands, 14 day time and strike movement, which activates the music box following the hourly strike, serial #1148313, c1897
Condition: case with repairs, nicks, scrapes and bumps, polished, base shelf with split at back, base molding with minor veneer losses, escutcheon for mid section lock with loss, minor veneer loss at top of right side, turned bezel with splits, piece of molding replaced above left column on clock case door, piece of molding missing on left side of clock case, turret at case top with chip out of molding, four large finials replaced, dial with darkened areas, music box working, does not shut off after playing the tune, needs adjustment, some levers for activating the music have been restored, comb missing two teeth, crank for music box with repair, Ht 78" W 23" Please see Bowers "Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments", page 220 for an engraving and brief description of this clock
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000