London, South Kensington
25 May 2004
A Sublime Harmonie Piccolo interchangeable musical box by Nicole Frères
No. 13536, with three six-air cylinders playing popular and operatic airs, three combs (two stamped Nicole Frères) with zither attachment on the central section, tune indicator, tune selector, speed control (pointer replaced) and nickel-plated double-spring motor, in figured walnut case with tulipwood crossbanding, satinwood lid interior with birdseye maple borders and Nicole Frères transfer -- 38½in. (98cm.) wide, the cylinder 17in. (44cm.); and contemporary pine storage box for the three cylinders.
Purchased from Glencruitten House, Argyll, Scotland.
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