London, South Kensington
12 April 2001
An overture musical box,
No. 18144, playing four overtures (Don Juan, Cheval de Bronze, Gustave, Figaro), probably by Lecoultre, in pollard oak case with endflap and hand-written tune-sheet with coloured embossed border -- 19¼in. (49cm.) wide, the cylinder 11½ x 3 1/8in. (29 x 8cm.) diam, the comb with approximately 162 teeth, circa 1845
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