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Tall Florentine Style Gold Gesso Wood Jewelry Music Box Chest Japan
SALE I was surprised to learn that this very believable Tall Florentine Style Gold Gesso over Wood Jewelry Music Box/Chest was Made in Japan. Featuring 4 drawers for your jewelry or collectibles, 3 of them which are the solid gold color are hidden behind the door which has a painting of a lovely lady who appears to be reading a letter. The drawer at the bottom has the cream and gold colors more like the top of the chest and around the painting on the door. Made just like a piece of furniture, this stepback jewelry music chest is 12 1/2" tall, 5 3/4" from front to back, and nearly 6 1/4" wide. As you can see from the pictures I have added where the chest is set on top of a Florentine table made in Italy, the style is so very similar, yet this one is from Japan. This would be a wonderful chest for your French or German Fashion doll!
The original tag is still on the bottom telling you not to wind to tightly, the origin, and also the music selection which says "Lala's Theme." I thought this sounded different from what I remembered "Somewhere My Love" being entitled, and it is known as "Lara's Theme." I don't know if that was a mistake made while making the labels, or if that would be Japanese for Lara. Still, it's a lovely theme from Dr. Zhivago, and it plays when you open the bottom drawer.
These Japanese and Italian Florentine pieces were so popular during the 1960's and 1970's, and they all seem to be making a comeback. There's minor wear to this piece as is often the case with these Florentine pieces since they were so loved and used, but nothing serious. I have added pictures from all sides, top and bottom, so please maximize the pictures to see for yourself. I believe you will want to add this to your collection of Florentine collectibles, or perhaps start a new collection! This listing is only for the music box, but I will be listing the table you see in a couple of the pictures, so please check back.
I am always happy to combine purchases to save you on shipping, so please be sure to let me know if you are interested in other items I have listed. Be sure to look at all the other Florentine items I have listed in my shop, and I will be happy to box up several and send your way.
Thanks so much for shopping with me, and God Bless You! May we honor Him in all we say and do!
***There is no insurance or tracking for First Class International shipping, so even though I will pack carefully, I cannot be responsible for packages once they leave my hands. Also, due to previous issues with Non-delivery, etc., I no longer ship to Thailand or Russia.***
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Marsha Beaton, Near the Rivers, KY
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