"Triple Signed" Cylinder Music Box by Nicole Frères

  • The highly-respected Nicole Frères created this important cylinder music box
  • This particular box is "triple signed" on the song card, mechanism and comb
  • Close-set teeth on the cylinder allow this box to produce vibrant music
  • Nicole Frères is considered the foremost 19th-century maker of rare music boxes
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Item No. 30-7469

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Created by the renowned Nicole Frères of Geneva, this “triple signed” cylinder music box features the firm's mark on the song card, mechanism, and comb. Encased in finely inlaid rosewood, the 4-air mechanism features a cylinder with very close-set teeth, an advancement which greatly increases the quality and complexity of the music. Nicole Frères cylinder music boxes are considered among the finest ever made, and this example is no exception.

Circa 1880

23 1/4 ” wide x 11" ”deep x 8 1/2” high
"Triple Signed" Cylinder Music Box by Nicole Frères
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Switzerland
Type: Cylinder Music Boxes
Depth: 11.0 Inches
Width: 23.25 Inches
Height: 8.5 Inches

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