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Aeolian Orchestrelle

Occasionally I can offer something quite outstanding for sale. This is one such occasion. Photographs (especially web photographs), simply do not convey the impact of this extraordinary piece of furniture. Aeolian orchestrelles are not usually particularly rare or valuable. Most do not justify the expense of transporting them over long distances or overseas, but this is the exception. The reason is of course the unique(?) and exceptional case and matching stool. The wood is Birch, veneered, glued back offset and re-cut as veneers second time to produce the magnificent gold ripple effect which stops visitors dead in their tracks when they see it "in the flesh". The other extraordinary thing is that this piece looks almost as if it had just been unwrapped 'yesterday' on delivery from the factory. The 46 note player organ is in excellent playing condition (fully overhauled in our workshops her) and comes with its matching organ stool (some wear on the seat) and fifteen rolls. A pencilled date of 27 June 1892 is written on the side of the mechanism and it is stamped '33'. The patent for this instrument was taken out in 1891 so this is undoubtedly one of the first production pieces and the unusual case would indicate that it was made either for the showroom or an exhibition or both. If you cannot visit me in Edinburgh, Scotland but are interested in this instrument I will send proper photographs on request. (I apologise for some wrong thumbnail pictures but they blow up if you click on them to the correct images) I can arrange for transport to anywhere in the world and will quote on request, (probably much cheaper than you imagine!) 61.5" (156 cm) high x 57" (145 cm) wide x 26.5" (67 cm) depth

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Aeolian Orchestrelle
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Aeolian Orchestrelle wood of case close-up
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Aeolian Orchestrelle interior
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Aeolian Orchestrelle date on mechanism
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