This is a rare, working Miroir Magique music box by Reuge. It was made in Switzerland. One button turns on the light that illuminates the box showing the dancers and the other button starts the music and dancing.Not made with a laser, completely hand-tooled. This incredible music box is actually a mirror, incased in a gold leaf frame. However, at the touch of a button, the music of a perfectly tuned 50 note swiss Reuge mechanism begins to play one of 2 different tunes.
At the to touch of another button, the silver mirror disappears to reveal what appears to be a ballroom filled with dancers. As the music plays, the dancers twirl at different timing and their feet move as if dancing. Inside the Magic Mirror, behind the red velvet curtains which are drawn to the sides, are two couples dancing with a multiplying mirror effect behind them to give the illusion of a full ballroom. These little dolls were made by hand by Madame Marthe Phillaparte in Paris reflecting costuming of dancers of 1780... The tiny flowers were from her own garden.Their handmade costumes, typical of the 1700's, are done in period silk with real dried flowers. On the the front of the gold leaf frame is a small brass plaque with the inscription "Danseaurs 1755". Absolutely gorgeous and unusual piece, great for a collector of music boxes or jut someone who appreciates lovely things. The item "RARE MIROIR MAGIQUE MUSIC BOX BY REUGE MADE IN SWITZERLAND DANCERS 1755 DANSEURS" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2015.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "brasslanternnj" and is located in Metuchen, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped to United States.