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1897 Antique Swiss Made Stella Console Disk Music Box
by Memod Feres
$9,650.00 Sale Price $6,500.00
Sale Ends September 16, 2015

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Memod Feres, founded in 1816 and for many, many years one of Switzerland's premier makers of fine cylinder boxes, entered the disc music box field in the 1890's. The firms principal products were the Stella, a music box wich used discs without projections. In America, Memod Feres products were sold through the Jacot Music Box Company of New York City. Surviving Stella music boxes are rarely available today. The Memod insturments are generally of superb tonal qualtiy and are considered to be among the finest disc-type music boxes ever made.

This handsome and artistic mahogany cabinet, decorated with victorian design scroll work, combines the music box and the stand in one. The lower part is subdivided by a number of verticla partitions, for greater convenience in storing the musical discs. The cabinet measures: 3 feet tall x 2 feet .33" W x 1 foot 3/5" Deep. The music box is on the original casters for easy movement. This beautiful disc player comes with 75 discs measuring 17 1/4" in diameter. The #268 model was one of the most popular models produced.

The Stella Music Box offered here has double combs for a glorious sound that will resonate throughout your home.The only blemish this collectors piece has, is a watermark on the lid and one broken tooth, no other repair marks.
(Blemishes Shown In The Photos Above)

Stella #268 Disk Player Song Selection

A Hot Time In The Old Town

Narcissus Song

Air De Louis XIII

Nearer My God To The

At a Georgia Camp Meeting March

Old Black Joe

At Supper

Old Oaken Bucket

Ave Maria

On A Tree By The River

Barber of Seville

Poet and Peasant

Consolation

Put Me Off At Buffalo

Das Wettrenen

Rigoletto

Der Obersteiger

Robin Hood

Die Hugenotten

Rock Of Ages

Dixie Land

Santa Lucia

Ernani Resue Me

Southern Roses Waltz

Funeral March

Spring Song

Henrietta, Have You Met Her

Standchen Serenade

Irish Washerwoman

Stephanis Gavotte

Isabelle A Gal Who Is One Of The Boys

Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Kathleen Mavoureen

Tannhauser

Killarney

The Bells of Corneville

Kiss Me, Honey Do

The Czarina Nazurka

La Serenata

The Holy City

Last Rose of Summer

The Runaway Girl

Lucrezia Borgia

The Warmest Baby In The Bunch

Lustige Bruder Walze

Traumeri

Mich Verlangt Nach Dir, Mein Schatz

Valse De Chopin

Money Musk

You're Not The Only Pebble On The Beach


All Disks are stamped with the original Memond Ferres name and year of 1897. Most have the Swiss/German names as well as the English translation.
Item # 268S

 

Fred Zimbalist One Of A Kind Musical Piano

$695.00

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Amazing craftmanship on this one of a kind piano. You will never see another one exactly like this rare and beautiful piece.

This is a "Zimbolist" Music Box. This box is made in India, the creation of a man dedicated to his art! He spent weeks carving and engraving and etching the design that on his mind conceived. No two boxes are alike!

These items are really true gems of workmanship and skill. Indian art pieces are purely hand made, untouched by machines. The casting process is done in hand-prepared sand molds, turning on hand-driven lathes. The engraving is done with fine chisel-like tools and wooden hammers. Finally the art piece is polished and rubbed with woolen puffs, until the piece glitters like gold. The metal items are made of choice brass and bronze, plated with golden-nickel silver solution in brilliant motifs and hand pin-pointed throughout. The musical movement used in all Fred Zimbolist music boxes are the best available in the world. This particular one has a Swiss Thorens movement.

Size is: (closed) 4 6/8" H x 6 1/8" W x 5 1/8"D
Material: Bronze/Brass/Nickel/Silver
Weight: 5lbs

Click here to listen to the melody: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JXxyOup1oM

Item #PIZIM-MI

 

Fred Zimbalist One of a Kind Musical Decanter
$495.00

Amazing craftmanship on this one of a kind musical silver decanter. You will never see another one exactly like this rare and beautiful piece.

This is a "Zimbolist" Music Box. This piece is made in India, the creation of a man dedicated to his art! He spent weeks carving and engraving and etching the design that on his mind conceived. No two pieces are alike!

These items are really true gems of workmanship and skill. Indian art pieces are purely hand made, untouched by machines. The casting process is done in hand-prepared sand molds, turning on hand-driven lathes. The engraving is done with fine chisel-like tools and wooden hammers. Finally the art piece is polished and rubbed with woolen puffs, until the piece glitters like gold. The metal items are made of choice brass and bronze, plated with golden-nickel silver solution in brilliant motifs and hand pin-pointed throughout. The musical movement used in all Fred Zimbolist music boxes are the best available in the world. This particular one has a Swiss Thorens movement.

Size is: (closed) 11 1/2" H x 6" W x 4 1/4" D
Material: Bronze/Brass/Nickel/Silver
Music: "Little Brown Jug" and "Come Landlord Till The Flowering Bowl"
Weight: 3 1/2lbs

Item #DCZIM-MI

 

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Precision Woodworks 72 Note Piano
$1150.00 SALE PRICE $800

Hand Crafted in California by Precision Woodworks, this beautiful music box is made of solid Lyptus Wood. The natural grain of the wood is extremely beautiful and acctuanted by a light Teak Stain. The wood is then hand rubbed with a polyurethane finish. The 72 note mechanism is visiable under bevealed glass, which adds to the handsome look of this piece. The craftsmanship is perfection and detailed, with flawless seams and many bevealed edges. Each box is individually hand crafted and a one of a kind.

Lyptus Wood: is the trade name of a wood made from a hybrid of two species of Eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla. Developed for quick harvesting, and grown on plantations in Brazil, Lyptus is marketed as an environmentally friendly alternative to Oak, Cherry, Mahogany and other wood products that may be harvested from old growth forests. As a plantation grown wood, use of Lyptus does not deplete the valuable old growth forests, which are regarded as valuable havens for biodiversity. Lyptus trees can be harvested for lumber in approximately 15 years, much sooner than woods from cooler climates. Lyptus has mechanical properties similar to many hardwoods, and is most often compared to Maple. It is a closed-grain wood, and is harder than oak. The high hardness and closed grain structure make it popular for cabinetry, millwork and flooring. The coloration varies from a light salmon to a deeper red. With exposure to UV Lightm, the pigments darken slightly.

72 Note Musical Mechanism Swiss made by Reuge. The sound of a 72 note mechanism is crisp and clear with more embellishment to the tune and the tone is richer. Each mechanism will have either three different tunes or three movements to one tune. Each of the three movements plays for 36 seconds. The entire movement plays for 10 minutes when fully wound. Features a beautiful solid brass bedplate.

Plays: "As Time Goes By" 3 movements/ 72 Notes Swiss made by Reuge

Size is: 11" W x 9 3/4" H x 4 1/2" D

Item #P72-PW



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50 Note Swiss Reuge Music Box - 3 Beatles Songs

$795.00
June 16 TO August 31
SALE PRICE...........$595.00

This beautiful walnut box houses a meticulous Swiss Reuge 50 Not musical mechanism. The music is crisp and clear, playing three wonderful songs by the Beatles.

  • Plays: Yesterday - When I'm 64 - All My Lovin
  • Size is: 8" W x 3" H x 4 1/2" D
  • Solid Wood - Walnut
  • Swiss Made by Reuge
Item #350206MS

 

50 Note Walnut "Beethovan" Music Box
$695.00
June 16 TO August 31
SALE PRICE...........$595.00

Simple, yet elegant describes this Walnut music Box. The top of the box has a glass covering over a sepia toned image of Beethoven with his musical song sheets behind him. The Orpheus 50 note mechanism inside plays two beautiful renditions of Beethoven's Symphony #5 and Symphony #9. The front of the box has Beethoven's full name engraved, in small script lettering. There is a gold toned on/off slide switch button on the front as well. Music is rich and full.

Melodies: Beethoven's Symphony #5 and Symphony #9
Size is: 8 1/4" L x 4 3/4" D x 3 1/4" H
Material: Wlanut

Item #SO-PIC-NO Beethoven

 


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Renaisance Style 50 Note Music Box - Gold Leaf
$1055.00
June 16 TO August 31
SALE PRICE...........$855.00

Absolutely beautiful 50 Note music box with Gold Leaf trim on all edges and the feet. The light pink coloring, with hand painted small flowers adorning all four sides, gives this music box a feeling of a by-gone era. All sides have beveled glass so that the mechanism is clear for viewing. Beautiful resonance from the 50 Note musical mechanism makes this an heirloom piece to be cherished for generations to come.

Plays: 2 parts to the 18th Variation on a Theme by Pagannini - Opus 43 (Somewhere in Time)
Size is: 10 1/4" W x 6 1/2" D x 4 1/5" H
Movement: Orpheus

Item #SO-466 MS


Extremely Rare "Magic Mirror" by Reuge in Switzerland

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$4500.00 Sale Price $1995.00

This incredible music box is actually a mirror, incased in a gold leaf frame. However,at the touch of a button, the music of a perfectly tuned 50 note swiss Reuge mechanism begins to play one of 2 different tunes. At the to touch of another button, the silver mirror dissappears to reveal what appears to be a ballroom filled with dancers. As the music plays, the dancers twirl at different timing and their feet move as if dancing.

Inside the Magic Mirror, behind the red velvet curtains which are drawn to the sides, are two couples dancing with a multiplying mirror effect behind them to give the illusion of a full ballroom. These little dolls were made by hand by Madame Marthe Phillaparte in Paris reflecting costuming of dancers of 1780... The tiny flowers were from her own garden. Their handmade costumes, typical of the 1700's, are done in period silk with real dried flowers. On the the front of the gold leaf frame is a small brass placque with the inscription "Danseaurs 1785".

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  • Gold Leaf frame with a brass engraved placque
  • Two Dancers in silk costumes with real dried flowers
  • Dimension: 10 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W x 6"D
  • Tunes: 2 tune 50 note Swiss Reuge mechanism ~ MOZART MINUET AND BOCCERINI MINUET
  • Small wear on the silvering in the front right corner.
  • Approximate date of manufacture - 1989-1992
Item #6050R

We have a good selection of rare and retired items.
Please call the store at 1-800-588-1712 or e-mail musicboxcompany@comcast.net for availability.


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