SOLD! for $3,224.00.
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- Low Estimate: $4,000.00
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Carved Walnut Polyphon Upright Coin-Operated Music Box by Schutzmarke, Leipzig, Germany. Comprised of a two-part case, the upper case fitted to play 19 3/4" discs, with dual combs and crank handle, and the lower case fitted with a fall front door and compartments for disc storage. twenty-nine (29) discs included. Circular metal plaque applied to the back interior of the top case reads "Polyphon / Marque de Fabrique / Schutz / Marke / Trademark". Top case measures 38" H x 24 3/8" W x 14" d. Bottom case measures: 35 1/2" H x 31 3/4" W x 19 3/4" D. Circa 1890-1920. CONDITION: Functioning condition with all teeth of combs present. Vertical age crack to bottom case, left side. A couple of old patches on backboards of upper case, carved pediment is detached, indicating another piece of wood atop the upper case may now be missing or pediment is an old replacement.