I came across this beauty in a large Georgian stately home that is open to public and run by the National Trust. I couldn’t help but admire the vibrant green loudspeaker: it’s like a curious, giant leaved plant, sitting there, on the corner table. There was pile of 78s, the winding handle was all set up and a record was waiting in place on the turntable.
No doubt the occupants of the house during the early 20th century would have listened to music on this gramophone. Did they have parties with dancing or musical evenings listening in contemplation?