About Antique Music Box
Their charming sounds and beautiful decorations make antique music boxes music to your ears, and your heart and soul too. These decorative boxes originated in the 19th century. Craftspeople converted old tobacco snuff boxes into music boxes, which gentleman carried in coat pockets to play for affectionate women. Watchmakers created the internal designs for these little machines and programmed them with disks to produce sounds of string and wood instruments. Some boxes play just one or two songs, while others contain four or five. Regardless of size, antique music boxes feature the same internal layout. However, they range in appearance from plain metal boxes to beautiful objects covered with gems, hand-painted designs, and other ornate decorations. Thanks to reliable sellers on eBay, you have a large selection of new and used boxes from which to choose. Hearkening back to the original days of these boxes' European production, you may invest in an antique German music box. They take many shapes, including beer mugs, jewelry boxes, birdcages and more. You can search by design too, such as an antique bird music box, featuring metal or hand-painted images of your favorite avian creatures.