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German Disc Music Box "Fortuna" with Finely Carved Cabinet

Lot Number: 
83
11"h. x 20"w. x 23"d. The finely-grained wooden cabinet of walnut veneers has carved edging and trim on the lid, frontispiece, and base, a marquetry inlay on the lid, and the original image on the hinged inner lid. The music box plays 18 3/4" discs, and has a double-comb movement, with zither attachment, deeply recessed into the case. The original front-winding crank is included, as are 11 original discs. Overall excellent original condition. Germany, circa 1900, the Fortuna model was made by both Ernst Malke and F.H. Oberlander of Leipzeig.
Realized Price: 
$3,750
Presale Estimate: 
2000/3000