A key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Nicole Freres, circa 1865,
Lot 49
A key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Nicole Freres, circa 1865,
£600 - 900
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
amended
Lot Details
A key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Nicole Freres,
circa 1865,
Ser. No. 41437,
with single-spring motor, single-section stamped comb with brass screw washers, brass control board to right-hand side, in plain polished interior under dustlid, missing tunesheet, in polished mahogany case with rosewood veneered lid, shaped crested inlay to centre of two birds on laurel branch, kingwood crossbanded and strung border - 18in. (46cm) wide, the cylinder 9.1/2in. (24cm), the diameter 3in. (7.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: X(OW) IV 4(tttr>)
    Correct bedplate screws missing, but an old slightly larger threaded set accompanies the box.

Saleroom notices

  • This illustration in the paperback catalogue on page 33 is incorrect.
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