A key-wind musical box, by Nicole Freres, circa 1853,
Lot 47
A key-wind musical box, by Nicole Freres, circa 1853,
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,021) inc. premium

Lot Details
A key-wind musical box, by Nicole Freres,
circa 1853,
Ser. No. 31198,
Gam. No. 1299,
playing a good selection of folk airs, waltzs and polkas, with single-spring motor, stamped single-section comb on plain brass bedplate in red stained interior, tunesheet inside the lid with original loose card from Wales & McCulloch entitled Instructions Respecting Musical Boxes, in mahogany case with triple boxwood stringing to plain lid top - 18in. (46cm) wide, the cylinder 11in. (28cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: G II 3

    The last air, The Row Polka, has it's melody replicating that of the popular nursery rhyme "1,2,3-4-5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive".

    The last line of the instruction card proudly states - "Musical Boxes cleaned and repaired by skilful Foreign workmen."
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