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Antique Xylophone, English, Bronze, Bamboo, Music

Antique Xylophone, English, Bronze, Bamboo, Music Antique  Xylophone English %%alt5%% %%alt6%%
Our Stock # 18.9219

This is an antique Harmonicon xylophone. An English, bronze and bamboo framed musical instrument by W.F. Needham of Birmingham, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900.

Striking Chinoiserie taste to the frame, with superb musicality
Displays a desirable aged patina and in good order
Bamboo frame shows fine grain interest and rich caramel hues
Quality bronze note bars present deep golden tones

Distinctive show frame boasts strong Chinese taste with geometric forms and brass mounts
Six bar scale set at an angle, suspended upon antique leather straps
Each note resonates beautifully into a large brass bell adorned with pattern detail
Delightfully matched notes create a musical sound with appealing sustain

Musical note characters engraved to the centre of each bar
Demi-lune brackets atop each bell engraved with maker's marks and individually numbered
WF Needham listed as sole licensee of Plant & Perry's Patent No. 5320
Replete with a round cork striker, the painted handle showing charming signs of original wear

This is a fascinating antique Harmonicon Xylophone, graced with exceptional Chinese taste to the show frame and outfitted with superb bronze note bars over bold decorative bells. A treat for any home or institution. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

Max Width: 62.5cm (24.5'')
Max Depth: 37cm (14.5'')
Max Height: 83cm (32.75'')

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£1895.00  UK
$2382.77  USA
2209.57  EU
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Datec.1900  Late Victorian Antiques MaterialBronze OriginEnglish Item codeas272a6589 / 18.9219 StatusSold

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