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Adler-Fortuna Disc Orchestrion
German, late 19th century
walnut, burl walnut, gilding
signed "Adler, Fortuna"
numbered "24373"
90 x 33 x 18 1/2 inches

Catalog Note: The present work is believed to be the finest of only four known examples worldwide (one of which is incomplete). Embellishing the case is a broken arch crest, scrollwork, acanthus leaves and two doors with carved panels of musical instruments and mythological creatures. The side of the cabinet features a coin slot with a metal tag that reads: "Einwurf 10 Pfennig" (Throw-in 10 Penny's).

  • Condition: The absence of a condition report does not imply there are no condition issues with the lot. Please inquire for a detailed condition report.

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January 23, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

Pittsfield, MA, US

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