It is in exceptionally good condition, really mint, with no signs of age or wear. The structure is made of wood and is finished with a dark brown stain that allows the grain to still show, but still makes it look like a perfect replica of the antique originals. The cabinet has a what was called a "dome-lid" (although it is actually flat). The lid has a tiny brass plate with delicate knob for pulling it open. It sits on two perfectly inset brass hinges, nice and tight, so it can sit open at almost any angle.
There is a fine brass chain inside that was designed to keep the lid from falling open further than 90°. Inside the top, there is a green felt covered turntable with a 78rpm style record glued to it, with a brass spindle. The lovely brass stylus can be lifted onto or off of the record. The front of the cabinet features an open-slat covered "speaker" area (covered n fabric, as they were). Below the speaker area there are two working doors that open to reveal four vertical compartments for storing records.
The cabinet sits on four nicely curved feet. The curve of the feet is echoed in the sides of the piece, which you can see in the photos from the sides. The final touch: there is a brass crank on one side with a little wood handle.(It does not cause the turntable to revolve, however). This is a very special, hard to find piece.
What a perfect touch for a drawing room or living room. Beautifully crafted by a marvelous artisan. With lid open: 5" H x 1" W x 2¼. Is a handcrafted, pre-owned piece.It is in excellent condition. Is a 1:12 (1 inch) scale miniature, unless otherwise stated in description.
It is an adult collectible miniature, and is not meant for children under the age of 14. The ruler in the photo is there to provide a reference point for scale. It is NOT meant to indicate any exact measurements!Ue to angles & perspective, you should not assume that the measurement reflected in the photo is exact. Please refer to listed dimensions for accuracy. Please browse my store (Lovely Little Life Miniatures). Here is the link to my store filled with many wonderful miniatures, etc. Features a curated collection of 1:12 scale dollhouse miniatures ranging from high-end artisan-crafted one-of-a-kind pieces to mid-range quality merchandise.
I specialize in Victorian / Edwardian Period pieces, but carry additional items, as well. I make every effort to pack items carefully (using recycled & recyclable materials whenever possible) to ensure they arrive safely & intact. If item is damaged in transit, please send me digital photos of condition. Please give me the chance to resolve any issues first, before leaving feedback.
Please refer to the photos for exact condition and see close-ups for details. If an item has notable damage or repair, it will be discussed in the item description and shown in the photos. It is, however, possible, that items may have minor imperfections that simply come with working in the world of miniatures. The item "Rae Backus Victrola Cabinet-Style Phonograph Player Artisan Dollhouse Miniature" is in sale since Friday, November 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Dollhouse Furniture".The seller is "singndanz77" and is located in Hightstown, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.