Sold for £18,000
Nicole Freres - a Swiss rosewood and floral marquetry cased 'variation' music box, the 13" cylinder playing four variations of the tune Robin Adair, working from end crank handle, stamped to both the mainframe and the comb, paper label numbered 38412, circa 1861, case w.55cm
Read more about Nicole Freres and Robin Adair here.
Comb good with no losses.
Stamped to main frame and comb.
With crack handle.
Case good and strong, no woodworm.
Some handling wear and build up of light varnish residue.
With key and working lock to cover.
Paper sone label with single loss and some staining.
Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.
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