Music boxes make lovely gifts. These are small replicas musical instruments, and they play music. Perfect for the music lover on your list!
Combine an interest in vintage graphic imagery with music and you get these lovely opera poster music boxes. Puccini’s “Tosca” ,”Turandot” and “La Boheme”; Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” ; Strauss’ “Die Fleidermaus”; and Verdi’s “Aida” are all represented. Beautiful dark wood boxes are semi-gloss with a top that opens to hold a piece of jewelry or small keepsake. $240 each.
A music box harkens to an earlier time when mechanical things were a source of wonder. Ann’s music boxes are sentimental keepsakes that create an event to remember when you give one as a gift. These are pretty and play songs you love in enamel boxes with room for a small piece of jewelry. Wind them up and be delighted!
Musical eggs bedecked and bejeweled not only play music, they open to reveal something special inside. Some are satin lined for you to place a piece of jewelry as a surprise, and some have scenes inside, such as the carousel. Encrusted in pearls, sequins, and other sparkles, these treasures are a marvel to enjoy. Which one do you think she’ll like best?
Meet the “Firenze.”
Part of a very limited edition, Firenze is #8 of only 24 of its kind, world-wide. To our knowledge, it’s the only one in the United States. It’s made by the Reuge company, a Swiss company long known for the best music boxes in the world, and named for the city of Florence (“Firenze” is Italian for “Florence”), a city known as the epicenter of culture and wealth during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Sometimes called “the jewel of the Renaissance”, Florence is an apt name for Ann’s beautiful Firenze music box. Both in quality of craftsmanship and beauty of sound, the Firenze has no peer in modern-made cylinder musical instruments.
Firenze is a virtual Philharmic Symphony of orchestral quality sound. It stands on its own custom made table and has 8 interchangeable cylinders that play 32 classical pieces. Each cylinder has 144 notes and can play not only the music, but bells and drums. The wood cabinet and stand are Burr Ambroya and Italian Rosewood inlaid with Boxwood threads. Composers of the pieces Ann’s Firenze plays include Gluck, Purcell, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Wagner, Chostakovitch, Debussy, Faure, Chopin and Strauss.