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Musical Instruments > CIRCA 1840 - 1850 MELODEON W/BENCH & PARLOR LAMP

Price: $1,495.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: MIR15

Circa 1840 - 1850 Melodeon, manufactured by Richard Sugden Williams of Tononto, Canada. Beautiful rosewood cabinet in excellent condition, showing virtually no signs of wear or abuse. Cabinet 46.5"L X 24"W X 31.5"H. Two rows of beaded trim encompass the lower portion of the cabinet. Center of cabinet above keyboard with gold decal applied label in script "R S WILLIAMS / TORONTO". Tapered, octagon 23" legs screw off. Handsome original sculpted movable music stand. Recently refurbished back to playing condition, everything operational with the exception of 2 keys that have gone out, A above middle C and the very highest octave C. Original ebony and ivory keys. Top folding cover complete and operational. Both brass pedals are original, as well as iron bellow rods. Accompanied by 2 letters of provenance from the previous owners, one dated 1965, the other 1971, mentioning that the Melodeon was once part of a South Dakota estate. Accompanied by a Victorian era period bench, ornately carved walnut sides, original pleated rich maroon velvet seat. Victorian Parlor Lamp is heavy black sculpted wrought iron, measuring 57" tall, including chimney. Brass bass with black porcelain insert on wick turner "CENTURY LAMP / 20''' / P & CO / L / MADE IN ENGLAND". These 3 items are in excellent condition and would make a wonderful accompaniment for the right home. The price above is for the set, although they can be sold separately. I will free deliver these within reason, otherwise purchaser must arrange pick up.