Nicole Freres. Forte Piano music box, c1860:
S/N 35271 with a 45 cm cylinder, playing 8 airs (as listed on original tune sheet) a bright and lively box with great expression.
Wound by it’s original ratchet key.
Interesting tune programme, with music by Verdi, Strauss, Labitsky & others.
No previous repairs or damage to, appears to be untouched. From Mark’s private collection where it has resided for the last 15 years, prior to that 30 years in the company of a well respected collector. Rare format, lovely box, filled with joy! . . .
Time for some one else to enjoy. . . . £4750