LeCoultre Music Box Company

LeCoultre cylinder music box, lever wind playing eight airs with tune sheet, stripped walnut case with boxwood stringing

p4A ItemID D9779514
A Lecoultre four-overture music box, rare key-wind, No. 1288 that plays an 11 inch cylinder

p4A ItemID D9714579
A Lecoultre six-air cylinder music box, 11 inch cylinder music box (No. 787) with brass comb-washers

p4A ItemID D9714576
A French lever wind music box, attributed to LeCoultre, serial #8575, ebonized case and marquetry inlaid flowers to the top, the lid underside with tune sheet listing eight airs

p4A ItemID E8928603

LeCoultre Music Box Instruments

Credit for inventing the cylinder music box, circa 1790, is usually given to David LeCoultre, of Brassus, Switzerland. His descendent Francois Charles LeCoultre (1801 to 1850), also a maternal nephew of Isaac Daniel Piquet, founded his company in 1828. He was succeeded by his son, Charles Francois LeCoultre in 1865, who ran it until circa 1871, when it became Perrelet & Co.

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