Wheatstone 64 key concertina or aeola, serial number 30824, with lever air release, the black wood octagonal body with twin pierced end plates, fitted with name and number escutcheons, makers branded hand straps, together with original leather box, the instrument measures 22cm wide Condition report: Minor wear evident overall with small signs of use. Scuffs to the edges in small places. The bellows appear free of serious damages and repairs. The leather straps have perished but still function. The pierced end plates have minor shrinkage cracks and small chips to occasional points. All keys function playing one note, one high register key only plays on when pulling the bellows out. There is a little distortion to the very low registers. The instrument plays with plenty of volume. The case lid has come away from the sides, there are damages to the seams and overall wear.
Sold for £5,400
Auction: Fine Art Sale, 5th Jul, 2017
674 lots of furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewellery and much more! This sale features the Ken Jones collection of studio pottery.
Sunday 2nd July 2017 2-4pm
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