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The Sheer Magic Of Modern & Antique Music Boxes

Updated on March 20, 2011

Music Boxes Are Enchanting

Music boxes are extremely collectable and are frequently given as gifts. Music box stores specialize in music box sales and are visited by gift givers and collectors. Music boxes consist of mechanical loops set into movement via the compression of springs and as a result have the engaging characteristic of 'winding down' as the spring unwinds and the music slows down. This compositional unfolding is most enchanting and is often considered the most charming aspect of music boxes. Their universal appeal to young and old is what makes music boxes just the right gift for any occasion.

The styles and types of music boxes run the gamut, and include music boxes in glass, crystal, mother of pearl, abalone; objets d’art, limited editions, collector’s pieces; dancing dolls, musical automata, singing birds, and even musical pocket watches.

Inlaid music boxes are attractive and elegant as well as delightful
Inlaid music boxes are attractive and elegant as well as delightful

Wooden Music Boxes Can Be Handcrafted From Precious Woods

Wooden musical boxes are a welcome present for any anyone, adult or child, for any reason, occurrence, or holiday. They are crafted in such a way that they are not only colorful and decorative, which makes them fine display pieces in a room, but also bring delightful music to your ears. Wooden snuff music boxes, made from wood such as burr oak and burr walnut are extraordinarily beautiful. Boxes made from amboyna wood, which originates from Amboyna Cay, are also absolutely gorgeous. The top can be plain, but more often than not it is decorated with tassels, decals or fabric.

Collectible antique music boxes hold long history and impeccable craft in each variety manufactured. When you think of the original, memorable tunes in each of these music boxes, you quickly understand yet another reason why they are so collectible. Collectors of antique or collectible music boxes discover that these beauties of the past can sometimes fetch hundreds or even thousands of dollars at auction. The next time you clean out your attic, don't throw out those old, dusty music boxes, you just might be tossing not junk, but money... and a lot of it!

Antique music boxes can be worth thousands of dollars
Antique music boxes can be worth thousands of dollars

Music Boxes Are Available In An Infinite Variety

There is an almost endless variety of music boxes to choose from, both modern music boxes and antique music boxes: carousel music boxes; Italian music boxes, Christmas music boxes and even jewelry music boxes. There are even many children's music boxes that kids just love such as animated music boxes. Quality counts in the crafting of music boxes, and Porter music boxes as well as Reuge music boxes are some of the best crafted music boxes to be had anywhere.

Music box mechanisms can be tiny Swiss watch-like works of art
Music box mechanisms can be tiny Swiss watch-like works of art

Music Boxes Can Be The Perfect Gift For Young & Old

Gift music boxes are the perfect selection for all your giving requirements. With such a wide variety of gift music boxes on the market to select from, you are certain to find the one that best suits that special someone, child or adult. Everyone of every age just loves music boxes!

Music Boxes Are Alluring & Relaxing


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    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      The series of "test" Hubs I'm running now are strictly informational! I'm not allowing any ranting at all anywhere in them. I'll still rant, (because it's fun) but on topics that don't have anything to do with this "test" series. :)

    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      My Dad had a friend who collected these and he allowed him to bring adifferent one home every now and then. They wer so beautiful ad the music was echanting. My favorite one had butterflies landing on little bells. Lovely hub better than the rant type! GW


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