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This is a stunning vintage musical box, dating to the 1940s. It is suitable for jewellery, trinkets or keepsakes, and is in lovely condition for its age.
This wonderful box is made of Oak and is very beautifully decorated. Its front and sides are bejeweled with crystals, and its lid is inlaid with several varieties of wood. The crystals are completely original to the box and are not later additions. They are securely set within properly fashioned notches.
There is lovely carved detail around the bottom of the box, and the box stands raised on beautifully turned ball feet.
The box is complete with its original catch and brass stop hinges. These prevent the lid from falling back.
The interior has a deep compartment to the left and the musical movement is on the right. These are very nicely partitioned and there is a wooden panel concealing the movement. There is further storage space above the panel, and the panel can be removed should the movement ever require attention.
There are new pink felt linings to the compartment and the panel.
The Musical Movement
This box has its original Swiss, Ste Croix, Reuge, 18 note musical movement. This is in very good working order, playing the tune at its correct tempo. We have not been able to decipher the tune.
Operating The Musical Movement
The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. 5 turns of the key are sufficient to fully wind the movement. As with all musical boxes, care should be taken not to over wind the movement. Over winding will result in the movement malfunctioning.
Please note that the stopping wire for the movement has been removed. The music will therefore play until the movement is fully unwound, and will not stop when the lid is closed.
Notes About Vintage Musical Movements
We would like to make you aware that vintage musical movements can suddenly malfunction at any time. They are already very old and will naturally have some wear from age and use. We are not responsible for movements that malfunction from further age and use, once the box is purchased.
You can view our full returns policy which includes movements, by visiting our Payments And Returns page.
This beautiful box is in very good condition for its 70 plus years of age. All of the inlay is present and intact, and the hinges are still in perfect working order.
There is some expected wear from age and use. This is predominantly on the back of the box where there are visible faded patches. The majority of the box is still visually appealing.
There are just two crystals missing which are fortunately in fairly inconspicuous areas. These are missing from the bottom panels on each side of the box. Please see the circled areas on images 2 and 3 above.
Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.
10.7 by 8.2cm with a 7.5cm depth.
Storage Space Above Panel:
8.2 by 7.0cm with a 3.5cm depth.
This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.
International postage is £25. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery is by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed.
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