Piano-Forte Cylinder Music Box

  • This Swiss piano-forte cylinder music box creates crisp, melodic sound
  • Boxes distinguished as "piano-forte" are known for their outstanding tonal quality
  • This particular box features intricate inlay and marquetry work of exquisite caliber
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Item No. 30-7476

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This excellent Swiss piano-forte cylinder music box by celebrated makers Ducommun Girod produces music with exquisite sound quality. The term "piano-forte" translates to "soft and loud" from Italian, and it is aptly used to express the superior tonal qualities of this exceptional automatic music player. This particular model is housed in a handsome rosewood case featuring intricate inlays and marquetry work in a lush musical motif. Cylinder music boxes that possess the ability to create superb, crisp sounds such as this are highly sought after by collectors.

Stamped "Ducommun Girod"

Circa 1850

19 1/2" wide x 7 1/4" deep x 5" high 
Piano-Forte Cylinder Music Box
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Switzerland
Type: Cylinder Music Boxes
Depth: 7.25 Inches
Width: 19.5 Inches
Height: 5.0 Inches

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