Contrary to what you might expect, base cabinets for antique music boxes are exceedingly hard to find. Perhaps only one machine out of a hundred was sold with a base.
The base not only provided convenient storage for records, but also enhanced the musical experience, as the best way to hear an antique music box is to place it on a heavy table, backed up against a wall in a parlor sized room.
The mahogany base shown here was originally a Regina music box table, or at least sold as a Regina music box base, as we received it with a 15.5 inch Regina.
However the base may be appropriately used with any other brand of music box, such as Polyphon, Symphonion, Olympia or Criterion.
The top of the base measures 25" wide by 22.5" deep. It stands 34" tall. The inside will comfortably accommodate any disc up to 16" in diameter.
This is a very substantial cabinet. It also has the shelf that slides out to the side to temporarily sit your disc on.
There is evidence of some old, minor repairs. A strip of old wood has been spliced in as a repair on the back. There are two or three extra nails on one side, which I only noticed after owning this for six months. The vertical dividers (most of which are almost always missing) are replacement wood. (The scuff marks on one side, visible in the picture, will have been polished out by the time you read this.)
Don't hesitate if you want a base. This is the only extra one I have.
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