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Devlin musical box back at auction

28 March 2022

This parcel gilt musical box decorated with a frieze of figures is by Stuart Devlin (London 1975).

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Musical box tunes up in Kansas

07 March 2022

This Regina disc and double comb-operated upright musical box is expected to be one of the highlights when Woody Auction in Kansas offers the collection of David and Marlene Howard from Ohio on March 19.

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Touch of luxury from Palais Royale

14 February 2022

The Palais Royale built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629 had a variety of uses over the years but in the 18th and early 19th century was rebuilt as a place for public recreation and social gathering.

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Music box plays a big £27,000 part in auction

10 May 2021

John Gresham was a third-generation member of a wealthy Hull timber-importing family.

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Musical box bird makes appearance

22 June 2020

This blue and white enamelled musical box is be offered in a sale on June 27 at Oakridge Auction Gallery in Ashburn, Virginia.

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Music box tunes in at 20-times guide

28 October 2019

Selling at some 20 times the estimate, a 19th century mahogany-cased music box was the surprise success at Batemans’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on October 5.

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Dealership devoted to tuneful mechanical items that please ‘the eye, the touch and the ear’

23 April 2018

With more than 35 years’ collecting experience each, Mark Singleton and Steve Greatrex have launched Silvertone Music Boxes, a dealership devoted to mechanical music.

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Hidden gem from the Michelangelo of musical boxes makes £54,000

09 June 2008

François Nicole, the Geneva-based pioneer of the musical box, is thought to have made around 440 boxes during his working life, but only 60 are known today. Make that 61: courtesy of a local vendor another turned up at Cirencester auctioneer Moore Allen & Innocent on May 30.

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Music box sings at £5200

23 December 2004

Halls (15% buyer’s premium) "It was quite a rare object, in good working order and sang beautifully.”