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Nicole Freres "Grand-format" Cylinder Musical Box

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
652
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Nicole Freres "Grand-format" Cylinder Musical Box, #46331, c. 1874, with a 24-in. brass cylinder playing twelve airs, two-part comb, circular tune indicator and separate selector control, jeweled governor, all resting on a brass bedplate, engraved silvered tune sheet reading Keith Prowse & Co., Cheapside, Londrés, and list of tunes on underside of lid, all housed in a rosewood veneered case with kingwood banded inlay, ebonized base and gilt-metal carrying handles, lg. 37 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Nicole Freres, Keith Prowse & Co., gilt-metal carrying handles