This chair, likely made of walnut, has ornate carvings and inlay that reveal remarkable skill and craftsmanship. It was created at the turn of the twentieth century by artisans from the Brienz region of Switzerland. The seat of the chair has a spring coil separating it from its base. When pressure is applied (when someone sits upon it), a small cylinder music box is triggered and a song plays. A musical chair.

 Underneath the seat of the chair is this simple mechanism that plays the music when the pressure of someone sitting down compels the little wire to start it.

Underneath the seat of the chair is this simple mechanism that plays the music when the pressure of someone sitting down compels the little wire to start it.