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Music box

Object Number: 
1948.540a
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Oak, brass, rubber, paper
Dimensions: 
open: 25 1/2 x 21 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. ( 64.8 x 55.2 x 49.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: at bottom left corner of lithograph: "Forbes Co." printed: at bottom right corner of lithograph: "Copyright 1894 by The Regina Music Box Co"
Description: 
Rectangular oak music box with detachable handcrank; hinged lid with raised center with beaded border and incised bands on either side of leaf-carved molding; indented corners with inset vase-turned columns; rectangles of molding on four sides; wide base with carved molding and carved bracket feet; black-and-white lithograph with allegorical female figure at center surrounded by music-making cherubs behind frame on inside of lid; brass arm with incised spiral and black rubber rollers.
Credit Line: 
Permanent Loan from the Beekman Family Association
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group