The sound that lies within this unassuming, simple wooden box is inspiring!
The musical part is made by the premier music mechanism maker, Sankyo of Japan and is brand new. This is their "Orpheus" with 50 teeth to play the three tunes.
"Valse Brillante op. 34" - Chopin "Love's Dream" - F.Liszt "Brahms' Waltz op.39" - J.Brahms
The box is about as plain as they come and is a vintage box from around 1930-1950. We took it to our favorite mechanical technician along with the musical mechanism and.....VOILA! A truly remarkable and "one of a kind" Customized item was born!.
Sitting on a desk or table top, this unique music box doesn't "look" like one. Usually, boxes of this quality sport a brass button/shield on the front to turn it on or off. THIS box has a custom side lever made from brass to match the movement within. The lever barely protrudes from beneath on the left. Imagine your companys' surprise when you pass the box and slyly touch the mechanism.....activating the splendid rich tones....and they never saw the box open!
If you haven't had the opportunity to listen to a box of this quality, we welcome requests for more information or a number with which to contact us to listen.
By the way....we've seen music boxes with mechanisms like this one, list for $600-$700!!!
7 1/4" x 5" x 3 1/2"
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