Antique harmonium with pedals and bellow, resting upon a rectangular plinth.
Constructed of wood, this organ is richly decorated on all sides with multicolored and golden foliage and flowers on black background. It has two lateral ormolu handles. This exquisit harmonium embodies the style and sophistication of the Napoleon III era. This instrument comes very certainly from a particular collection, such as a castle or a bourgeois house of 1860s-1870s. It displays an elaborate decoration with a remarkable level of detail. It was used as accompanying instrument for voices and other instruments such as violin.
Dim: W: 34,3 in - D: 15,7in - H: 28in.
Dim: L:87cm, P:40cm, H:71cm.
In overall good condition, with light wear to the gilding and small scratches and cracks in wood. The keys are no longer level. The musical part can be restored by Jean-Jacques MOUNIER, master organ-builder, for 3,800€ including taxes. Afterwards, this harmonium will be pleasant to hear and to play and will be truly a rare find.