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Empress Concert Grand with Decal Decoration


The decal-decorated Empress is among the most prized of the 18-1/2" models.

 


This case has excellent mahogany figuring and a lovely smooth finish.

 


The decoration is just fancy enough to be classy, not too frilly!

 


Wonderful musical emblems on the cabinet doors.

 


The cabinet opens to reveal disc storage.

 


This Swiss mechanism has been cleaned and adjusted and sounds incredible.

 

The Empress was a product of the Mermod Freres, famed Swiss maker of quality cylinder and disc music boxes. A make that appealed to the wealthiest of Americans just after the turn of the century, this model is a Concert Grand, 18-1/2" disc player with the very elegant decal decoration. The sound of these double comb mechanisms is loud and resonant, and this one has been totally set up and adjusted to sound like it did 100 years ago! Cabinet is excellent mahogany, with superb figuring. This luxury model comes with a set of fifteen nice and clean steel discs for your enjoyment. Ready for your home!


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