1164 : Nicole Freres, c. 1875
Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875
This is an excellent quality antique music box made by the leading maker Nicole Freres of Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1875.
The fully serviced movement features a finely engraved skin drum, 6 saucer bells struck by birds and a castanet, and plays 8 well known popular airs with a very fine sound.
The case is also beautiful, inlaid and veneered in rosewood together with a colourful musical cartouche inlay to the lid and a floral inlay to the front.
This is an excellent example of a first-class drum bell and castanewt music box in excellent condition.
Width: 27” / 69cm
Height: 9 ½” / 24cm
Depth: 12” / 31cm