Antique 8 Air Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1862
An excellent quality and beautiful sounding antique lever-wind music box by the prestigious maker Nicole Freres, made in Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1862.
The fully serviced movement plays a selection of 8 well known operatic tunes as detailed on the original tunesheet, including music by Mozart (first tune in the video), Verdi, Meyerbeer and Gounod. The Nicole serial number for this music box is 41179, as stamped on the bedplate and shown on the tunesheet.
It is housed within a fine quality inlaid case with a charming elaborate Alpine hat-and-pipes inlay to the lid.