Antique music box hits right notes

The Swiss made antique music boxA mid-19th century music box made by Lecoultre & Falconnet of Switzerland hit the right note with a buyer in Bedford auctioneer W&H Peacock‘s recent sale when it sold for £31,500.

The box was originally retailed by Grohe of Wigmore Street in London and has a brass plaque inside naming overtures by Bellini, Auber and two by Rossini.

The box also has a side panel with three pegs giving options to change, stop and play music.

It sold to a dealer in the auction rooms against strong bidding from the internet.

 

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