A 19th century Swiss Nicole Freres table musical box, with movement playing five interchangeable 15 inch cylinders, each playing eight airs, retailed by Asprey in 1990, width 44in. depth 24in. height overall 39in.
CONDITION: Excellent fully restored condition, overhauled by Asprey in 1990 and at that date sold for £13,500. Main case and table below all in good restored condition, one or two small dents, knocks and scratches commensurate with light use and occasional accident but overall very good, movement in excellent clean condition, base plate is numbered 52211, comes with original key and five play cards listing the eight airs played by each cylinder.