Browse our antiques


About
 
Sales
 
Links
 
Contact
 
 

 1169: Nicole Freres, c. 1870

 


Antique Two-Per-Turn Mandolin Music Box by Nicole Freres, c. 1870

SOLD

A rare and beautiful two-per-turn mandolin antique music box made by the prestigious firm of Nicole Freres of Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1870.

It is most unusual in that it plays 20 operatic tunes – a high volume of songs for a Nicole Freres two-per-turn box – and I believe very few of these boxes were made. The movement features a fat cylinder and has a very nice sound with fine mandolin arrangements of the music. It has all been fully serviced and is in excellent condition.

The case is also rather special, veneered in rosewood with finely detailed musical inlay motifs to both the lid and the front, together with kingwood crossbanding, canted corners, and all sitting on an ebonised plinth.

All aspects of this music box mark it out as superior quality and rather special.

Enquire about this music box




Size:
Width:
24” / 60 cm
 
Height:
9” / 23cm
Depth:
11” / 28cm

Contact us
 


Contact us
Cylinder Music Boxes- Disc Music Boxes - Singing Birds - Automata - Antique Pietra Dura - About - Sales - Links - Contact - Home