Palais royal musical box and necessaire in form of grand piano.

Palais royal musical box and necessaire in form of grand piano.
Rare French Palais Royal Grand Piano shaped musical Sewing Work box. Fine flame mahogany veneers and standing upon five well turned ebony legs. The top inlaid with ivory to form the keys to the piano. The interior is original and in good condition both the fitted tool tray and pin cushion over the musical movement is lined in dark blue velvet. The lid of the piano holds the original early 19th century mirror. The superb tools of silver gilt and steel include scissors, bodkin, tweezers/earspoon, stiletto, thimble, hinged rule, amethyst mounted rotating pencil, a pair of mother of pearl winders and a fine mother of pearl needle case with the palais royal pansy. The silver gilt tools have the rabbits head French mark used from 1819-1837 . Lift the pin cushion and a fine early two air musical movement is revealed wound and operated from beneath the piano. The movment is numbered 2942 and works very well. A wonderful example of early Palais Royal. Width 12 inches by 7.75 inches deep and 6.5 inches high ( 30 cms by 9.375 cms by 16.25 cms).

Stock Number: 4244

Origin: France

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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