A key-wind musical box, by Nicole Freres, circa 1855,
Lot 54
A key-wind musical box, by Nicole Freres, circa 1855,
£500 - 800
US$ 830 - 1,300
Lot Details
A key-wind musical box, by Nicole Freres,
circa 1855,
Ser. No. 32325,
playing eight popular airs, with single-spring motor, single-section stamped comb with brass screw washers, on plain brass bedplate in red stained interior, lacking tunesheet, in polished mahogany case with end-flap, lid with triple ebony strung detail - 20.1/2in. (52cm) wide, the cylinder 13.1/4in. (33.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Condition: X(OW) IV 3
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