Antique Early & Rare Lecoultre & Brechet Key Wind Music Box C. 1848 (Watch Video)
Here we have an early and rare Lecoultre & Brechet 6 air musical box. This box was crafted in Switzerland in 1848 and is an excellent example of a mid 19th century musical box. Like all of the early high quality boxes, the mechanism is mounted on a solid brass bedplate. The mainspring is in good order and powers the 6 air movement with ease. The Geneva stop-work is present (both male and female) and is working correctly making it impossible for over-winding to take place. The cylinder pins are in excellent shape. The comb has all of its teeth and tooth tips, although there have been a few tooth repairs carried out at some point at the treble end. This has been professionally done however and the comb is still very much in tune. The box still has its original tune sheet after 171 years and is in very good condition. The box comes complete with its original winding key.
The start/stop and change/repeat controls work as they should, as does the instant stop third lever. The case is in very good condition inside and out and has that warmth and charm that only these early keywind boxes seem to possess.
There is slight warping to the lid and I think the end flap may have been replaced at some point, but it has been expertly done and is an excellent match. The case measures 15 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 5 inches high. Please see below to watch a video of the music box playing and remember, Musical boxes always sound far richer in person. Video clips never do them justice! 1848 Lecoultre & Brechet 6 air Music Box - YouTube.
Any questions, please feel free to message me. The item "Antique Early & Rare Lecoultre & Brechet Key Wind Music Box C. 1848 (Watch Video)" is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes".
The seller is "victorianvalue" and is located in Swindon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style/ Period: Victorian
- Product: Boxes
- Age: 1800-1849
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Original/Repro: Original