A Fine Grand-Format Overture cylinder musical box by Nicole Freres,
Lot 22
A Fine Grand-Format Overture cylinder musical box by Nicole Freres,
Sold for £32,400 (US$ 53,761) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Fine Grand-Format Overture cylinder musical box by Nicole Freres,
No. 32029, playing four operatic airs (Ouverture Gazza Ladre, Rossini; Ouverture Der Freischutz, Weber; Ouverture Norma, Bellini; Ouverture Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer - Gamme No. 1396), with large single-spring ratchet-wind motor, tri-fan governor, bonded double-section comb of approximately 233 teeth, plain brass bedplate and red stained interior under glass dust lid, controls with shaped and polished wood surround and small silvered non-retailer's tunesheet in polished lid interior, in rosewood veneered case with large front inlaid decoration of blue enamel, mother-of-pearl and brass and triple panels of double brass stringing, the top of the lid with large central red tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and tooled brass Boulle inlay, repeated to the corners and bordered by quatre lignes de brass stringing, plain brass escutcheon, on petit turned feet - 29in. (73.7cm) wide, the cylinder 17in. (43.2cm), the diameter 4in. (10.1cm)
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