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 1162: Nicole Freres, c. 1870

 


Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870

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An excellent quality antique music box made by the prestigious firm of Nicole Freres in Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1870.

The movement features 6 bells struck by bird strikers and has been fully serviced to an excellent standard. This music box plays 8 tunes including The Blue Danube Waltz and William Tell Overture (shown in the video) with a very nice sound.

There is an 'Imhof & Mukle' reatailer's label on the interior, which is another indication that this is a very good quality box.

The case is also beautiful, veneered in rosewood with an inlay to the lid together with kingwood crossbanding.

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Size:
Width:
26” / 66cm
 
Height:
9” / 23cm
Depth:
12” / 30cm

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Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: open view

Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: musical movement

Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: maker's stamp

Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: tunesheet

Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: retailer's label

Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: view of case

Antique 6 Bell Music Box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, c. 1870: inlaid lid


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