A musical necessaire, the movement by Francois Grenadier, circa 1840,
Lot 161
A musical necessaire, the movement by François Grenadier, circa 1840,
Sold for £400 (US$ 672) inc. premium
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A musical necessaire, the movement by Francois Grenadier,
circa 1840,
Ser. No. 342,
playing two airs, the bass-left 20-part sectional comb in groups of three, signature to cylinder end, on plain brass bedplate, under glass dustcase in rich burr walnut casket-from necessaire case, with cream velvet-lined implement tray comprising bobbin wheels, needle case, scissors, two stitch hooks, thimble and cut glass bottle, most with mother-of-pearl fittings and gilt highlights, looking-glass lid interior, the curved lid top with handle stilts, decorative branch and flower buds of cut steel pin heads completing the piece, start/stop and change controls present but loose, with a key - 7.1/2in. (19cm) wide
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