The Italian-made table features remarkable marquetry ornamentation and Reuge musical movement. In 1865, company founder Charles Reuge established his first musical pocket watch shop in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Several years later, Charles' son Albert opened a music box factory and incorporated the Reuge Musical Movement into unusual objects like compacts, cigarette lighters and eventually tables. As you can see the table is triangular in shape and features a hinged top.
The top is decorated with an exquisite marquetry pattern of florals and foliate scrolling. Tiny strips of light-colored banding accents the lower edge of the table tops and the squared, slender tapered legs.
Subtle marquetry flowers in light maple decorate the tops of each leg. The table top opens on a hinge. Once opened, the musical movement's stop-button is released and the music plays. This table plays Arrivederci Roma. The winding key can be found on the underside of table top along with paper makers tags which include the song names, the Reuge logo, and the inscription "Swiss Musical Movement".
Each winding key is stamped "Reuge". There is some slight crazing to the finish but overall the piece is in excellent condition. The woodwork on this piece is amazing.
The inlaid wood is simply beautiful and it is made of only very high quality wood with superb craftsmanship. I have 4 of these tables for sale from an estate and they each play a different song.
Please look at my other auctions to view the others. The table measures 19 inches tall and each side measures 17 1/2 inches long. The piece is 15 1/2 inches deep against a wall and the jewelry tray inside is 1 1/4 inches deep. I've tried to take a number of pictures so that you can judge for yourself it's quality and value.
I own an antiques business and I acquire my items in a number of ways. I also go to a lot of antique auctions and estate auctions. My items come from a variety of sources and I strive to provide good quality items with lasting value.I sell vintage and antique items and as such you should expect no item to be perfect. I try to take a lot of picture and point out issues with my items but I sometimes miss things. It is almost impossible to point out everything about an item so please keep in mind that these items are generally older and may have scuffs or scratches or other issues due to their age. In many cases these imperfections actually add to the character and charm of the items. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Italian Marquetry Incredible Lift Top Jewelry Music Box Reuge Swiss Arrivederci" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2013. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Jewelry Boxes & Organizers\Jewelry Boxes". The seller is "dragossurplus" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States.