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German Rare Upright Imperial Symphonion Disc Music Box

A beautiful and rare upright Symphonion playing 27-1/2 inch discs accompanied by twelve saucer bells. The Symphonion Company is credited with producing the first disc musical box. Symphonion sound quality is unique and superb.

This model presents in a lustrous mahogany case in two parts. The upper case features a flat top with molded cornice topped by a spool-turned baluster gallery and finials at the four corners. The two glazed doors beneath are flanked by turned and fluted columns and have lovely floral and scrolling fretwork and detail. The interior is fitted with a vertical double musical comb and six saucer bells fitted horizontally on each side. The soundboard stamped “Symphonion Mfg. Co., N.Y.” Registered with Serial No. 12610. The lower case has a drop-down door revealing a handy disc storage area. It is also flanked by handsome turned and fluted columns.

This fine musical mechanical antique bears a full restoration, a one-year warranty, and includes six discs. The deep rich tone of the melodies played on these magnificent machines is simply unparalleled.

84″H x 38″W x 21″D

Circa 1896


SKU: JEVA 1548 P $19,500 Inquire
If you would like to purchase this item or learn more about it, please click on the Inquire link above or phone the Renaissance Showroom at 805-688-1976, open seven days a week from 10 to 6.