Music Box in doll house form, handmade in a 1700 style Inn, with great detail and small hand blown glasses and hand painted art work with a cross and other amazing items in the scene. It is framed to go on the wall and you pull on a wire behind the frame to start the music. It plays well. Incredible detail. Can't you see this on your wall for all to enjoy?
The person who made it carved their initials into the back of the frame. The music is the Austrian Anthem. It was made in 1920. The setting and scene could be even earlier. You really feel like you are in the Inn, the details are so great. The stove is awesome. If you are a doll house lover or music box lover, this one will not disappoint!
Hand blown glass, porcelain pot, butter churn, meat grinder, tab (there is another bench to the table I need to glue back on, as it came off during shipping it home) Hand painted furniture and the walls and floors are wood. Very sturdy! I will wrap it well to avoid these things happening, but it has a lot of items in it. An old clock on the wall and everything so authentic to the 1760 period that is carved into the table.
I found this in Southern California. As for the music box, you do have to wind up the key that is in the Armour , and just pull the wire at the rim of the back and it plays the Austrian Anthem.
The flowered picture is on a small canvas and even the details of the glass window look like the ones with lead in them from the 1700's. Beams across the top, just so real looking! There is even a picture in the window and you can see people outside! Amazing.
Really enchanting! Take a few minutes to check out the minute details. Plays well, with just a wind up and slight pull of a wire!
The doll house type scene of the Old Inn is incredible and measures 17 1/2 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches and about 3 inches deep. A scale to be 1:12 because these old doll house items would fit well in my Victorian Doll house. So, tempting….NO! I would never take apart anything like this! Besides, I love old music boxes with character!! This certainly has it all! For music box lovers or doll house lovers, or just lovers of old and unique and handmade!
For those who might want to know more about the Austrian Anthem…it has some history and is very interesting. This is what Wiki says about it'
"Nineteen days before his death on 5 December 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his last complete work, the Freimaurerkantate, K. 623. In parts of the printed edition of this cantata there appeared the song K. 623a "Lasst uns mit geschlungnen Händen" ("Let us with joined hands"). To this melody the Austrian national anthem is sung. Today, Mozart's authorship is regarded as dubious and the song is attributed to Johann Holzer (1753–1818). The lyrics were written by Paula von Preradović, one of the few women to have written lyrics for a national anthem. On 22 October 1946, it was declared Austria's official national anthem. On 1 January 2012, parts of the lyrics were changed to make the anthem gender-neutral."