Nicole Frères “Triple Signed” Cylinder Music Box

  • This fantastic Swiss cylinder music box was made by Nicole Frères
  • The firm is known as the maker of the greatest music boxes
  • This particular box is "triple signed" with company marks appearing in 3 places
  • This cylinder box features bells, a drum and castanets that add a level of richness
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Item No. 30-7483

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Nicole Frères cylinder music boxes are considered among the finest ever made, and this example is no exception. Known as a “triple signed” box, the Nicole Frères mark is found on the song card, mechanism, and comb. Encased in finely inlaid rosewood, the 8-air mechanism features a cylinder with very close-set teeth, an advancement which greatly increases the quality and complexity of the music. The set of six bells charmingly held aloft by a gymnast, drum, and castanets contribute a layer of depth and richness for which Nicole Frères is celebrated.

Circa 1880

26 1/2” wide x 9 5/8" deep x 21” high
Nicole Frères “Triple Signed” Cylinder Music Box
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Switzerland
Type: Cylinder Music Boxes
Depth: 9.63 Inches
Width: 26.5 Inches
Height: 9.75 Inches

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