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Roi de Rome Serinette
By Françoise Dussour

Dear MMD friends,

You can see listed on the auction website a
very rare instrument, the Roi de Rome's Serinette.  Technically, it is
a Merline with twelve tunes.

François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Roi de Rome (1811-1832), was the son
of Emperor Napoleon I.  The serinette came from the descendants of
Louis Joseph Narcisse Marchand (1791-1876), who was first valet of
Napoleon I and executor of his estate.  The serinette is estimated to
sell for 2000/3000 Euros.

Further description and picture can be seen at:  

Best regards from France,
Françoise Dussour

(Message sent Sun 30 Nov 2008, 09:53:25 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

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