Swiss Music Box "Britania" by B.H. Abrahams of Fine Cabinet Woods

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26" (66 cm.) x 17"w. x 10"d. Styled as a miniature double-door armoire with surmounting clock and finials, the cabinet is made of fine fruitwoods and walnut veneer which are enhanced by inlay and painted designs on the doors. The double comb mechanism plays a 9" diameter music disc (eight included). Very good unrestored condition, lacking winding crank. Swiss, Barnett Henry Abrahams of Ste-Croix, circa 1900. Prior to 1895, Abrahams was a British agent for fancy goods stores in London, specializing in the importation of musical boxes. In 1895 he established the B.H. Abrahams Company in Ste-Croix, now producing his own music boxes but continuing the emphasis on placing musical movements into functional objects such as tables, cigar cabinets, or, as in this case, miniature armoires.
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