Nicole Freres Orchestra Music Box
1871
SOLD

An exceptional orchestra musical box made by Nicole Freres in 1871.


A large superbly crafted case, including magnificient inlay work to both the front and the lid, houses the orchestral musical movement made by the renowned Nicole Freres of Geneva. The orchestral musical movement consists of 6 tuned bells, a snare drum as well as the finely crafted castanet. Each instrument can be engaged or dis-engaged at will, allowing the listener to select any or all of the accompaniments for each individual tune. The tune programme includes operatic pieces among others that bring out the very best of each of the instruments present here. The arrangements are excellent and the musical timing of each instrument is perfect. Overall, a very fine piece of Victorian precision engineering combined with outstanding musical excellence.


Movement and case have been lovingly restored to the very highest of standards.

We offer free insured delivery to anywhere in the U.K.

International customers, please ask for a quote.

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Music Box Dimensions

Width:

Depth:

Height:

27"/68.5cm

12¾"/32.5cm

10½"/26.5cm

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