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 1164: Nicole Freres, c. 1875

 


Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875

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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.

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Size:
Width:
27” / 69cm
 
Height:
9 ½” / 24cm
Depth:
12” / 31cm

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Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: open view

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: musical movement

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: bells with bird strikers

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: engraved drum

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: governor

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: spring

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: tunesheet

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: veneered case

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: front inlay

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: lid

Antique Drum, Bell & Castanet Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1875: lid inlay


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