A rare Grand Format Overture cylinder Musical Box by Nicole Freres
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A rare Grand Format Overture cylinder Musical Box by Nicole Freres
Sold for £13,200 (US$ 22,186) inc. premium
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Musical Boxes
A rare Grand Format Overture cylinder Musical Box by Nicole Freres
No. 38307, playing four airs - (Last rose of summer avec variations; Second part; Home Sweet Home avec variations; Second part), Gamme No. 1934 , lever-wind large single-spring motor, double-section comb with a total of approximately 236 teeth, plain brass bedplate, controls with brass board and exposed linkages, in stained interior, plain hinged dust lid, inscribed brass tunesheet in lid with Wales Mc. Culloch, 32 Lugate Streed [sic.], London , retailer's details, in rectangular rosewood case with applied brass corners and triple line inlay, the lid with central field of geometric concentric bands of red and green agate and lapis lazuli containing flutters of 'fool's gold', brass stars to centre, outer inlaid frame with further cross-agate, all with fine brass lining and engraved brass floral stylised finishes, the front inlaid with heads-and-tails brass C scrolls, red tortoiseshell, turquoise and mother-of-pearl 28.1/4in. (71.7cm) wide, the cylinder 16.3/4in. (42.7cm)
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