American Imperial Symphonion Disc Music Box
This attractive disc music box by renowned manufacturer Symphion displays terrific craftsmanship and a delightful tone. The instrument features a double comb musical movement, producing a beautifully rich and complex sound. This lovely music box rests in a richly colored Honduran mahogany case with fine hand-carved molding at the base and additional carvings across the lid. On the inside lid survives the original lithograph logo. A charming illustration of putti gathered in the forest with musical instruments adorns the lid, framed elegantly with a simple border. A superb selection of twelve antique discs accompanies this music box, valued at approximately $60 each.
The Symphionion Musikwerke Company of Leipzig, Germany began producing music machines in 1885, becoming one of the world’s first major producers of disc music boxes. Seeing the potential in the United States, the company established a production center in New Jersey, under the name Imperial Symphonion Manufacturing Company.
This music box bears a complete restoration and a one-year warranty.
12″ High x 24″ Wide x 21″ Deep
Circa 1900SKU: MWEI 1032 P $6,585