A fine key-wind two-per-turn 'Tradesman's' operatic musical box, by Nicole Frères, circa 1858,
Lot 65
A fine key-wind two-per-turn 'Tradesman's' operatic musical box, by Nicole Frères, circa 1858,
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,900 - 8,200

Lot Details
A fine key-wind two-per-turn 'Tradesman's' operatic musical box, by Nicole Frères,
circa 1858,
Ser. No. 35992,
Gam. No. 1484,
playing eight airs including works by Verdi, Mozart and Carafa, with large single-spring motor, stamped single-section comb on plian polished brass bedplate in red stained interior under dustlid, period blue tunesheet inside the lid, in rouge-grained end-flap case with the rosewood veneered lid bearing central shaped cartouche featuring French horn in boxwood on green fruitwood ground, geometric scrolled frame, further matched inlay in stained woods to border and double stringing to front, with a later T bar key - 17.3/4in. (45cm) wide, the cylinder 9.3/8in. (24cm), 3in. (7.8cm) diameter

Footnotes

  • Condition: X II 2(ir)
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