The substantial mechanism is driven by a double motor (two connected spring barrels) with fixed winding handle enabling the box to play longer than usual. It plays one of eight melodies with a 44-cm wide pinned cylinder on three steel combs with zither. With their combination these three combs can produce a very diverse and strong sound. This combining of combs playing together is called ‘sublime harmony’. A numbered sector with an indicator shows which melody is being played as listed on the tune sheet. There is also a fairly unusual lever which can be used to select one of the tunes when not playing. The emchanism is also equipped with an installation preventing the box getting a run in case the govenor is damaged. On the right side there are the two usual levers for start/stop and change/repeat (the melody).
The rectangular case is veneered at the front and sides with rosewood in a cross banded walnut surround. The lid is similarly veneered with a central marquetry ornament of flowers and scrolls. On the inside of the lid is the tunesheet listing all the melodies. The case is raised on flat feet.
1. Carmen — L’Amour est enfant — Bizet
2. Mignon — Connais tu le pays –Thomas
3. El Turia — Valse Espagnole — Granado
4. Excelsior — Mazurka — Marenco
5. Mascotte — Couplet des dindons — Audran
6. Ma Reine — Valse — Coote
7. Les Fauvettes — Polka — Metna
8. Stéphanie — Gavotte — Czibulka