A piano-forte musical box, by Nicole Frerés, circa 1872,
Lot 48
A piano-forte musical box, by Nicole Frerés, circa 1872,
Sold for £660 (US$ 1,108) inc. premium
Lot Details
A piano-forte musical box, by Nicole Frerés,
circa 1872,
Ser. No. 45917,
Gam. No. 3070,
playing eight dance, operatic and patriotic airs, single-spring motor, stamped double-section comb, on reeded cast gilt bedplate, brass control board, in red stained interior under dustlid, period 'slim-columns' tunesheet, in part-grained case with the rosewood veneered lid bearing wave-line edge rondo inlay of coromandel, inset with mother-of-pearl, brass, French enamel and kingwood, crossbanded with kingwood between boxwood stringing, the inlaid theme repeated to the front with a simpler cartouche - 27.3/4in. (71cm) wide, the cylinder 17.1/2in. (44.4cm)

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  • Condition: G-E II 2
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