Though it's hard to imagine it now, the music box was actually an important first step on the road to the miniaturization of sound.
Prior to the music box, non-performed music was produced by large and bulky contraptions using bells or chimes.
Even restoration and repairs can devalue the music box.
The IRS requires that a certified appraiser perform the appraisal of your antique music box if you want to claim a deduction.
THE MUSIC BOX HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RESTORED AND OVERHAULED IN SCOTLAND BY A MASTER CRAFTSMAN WHO SPECIALISES IN MUSIC BOXES. This music box has its original silver plated key cover stamped S L Marsden 1870.
THE 8 TUNES ARE LISTED ON A CARD INSIDE THE LID WHICH IS DECORATED WITH PICTURES OF SWITZERLAND TOGETHER WITH THE SWISS FLAG. Measures 22 and three quarter inches wide by 12 inches deep and 10 and one half inches high.
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Fine quality Swiss musicbox with 12 airs and a fine quality sound. Status: For Sale Reference#: 471830 Condition: ex Year: 1880 A wonderful ANRI wooden figurine, made in Switzerland. A a sticker on the bottom reads ''THORENS MOVEMENT HI LILLI HILO MADE IN SWITZERLAND.'' It works great. We just had it cleaned and had the original finish waxed.
Works perfectly has a awesome sound and runs strong. Music box itself in in perfect condition with no broken parts or teeth. About 24'' across and repeat / change / stop / play all work properly. Status: For Sale Reference#: 346700 Condition: vg Year: 1950 Title: music box A FABULOUS VICTORIAN SWISS 8 TUNE CYLINDER MUSIC BOX WITH INLAID MAHOGANY CASE. The inlay, depicting a bird in flight, is composed of exotic woods, including rosewood, boxwood, and tulip.
This fine Swiss music box plays eight songs and has a beautiful sound.