While Geneva was important in the early development and production of musical boxes only the mountain village of Sainte Croix continues as a world center for the manufacture of musical movements. Of the families associated with this industry, Reuge Music is world renowned.This heirloom quality musical box is handmade by Swiss master craftsmen. Each musical movement requires tremendous skill and manual dexterity to build. The pins have to be arranged on the cylinders, the comb (serving as the keyboard) must be tuned, and the clockwork assembly which drives the cylinders must be built. The greater the diameter of the cylinder, the longer the arrangement will be; and the greater the number of teeth in the comb, the more artistic the musical arrangement. Musical boxes are included in the Division of Musical Instruments Collection in our National Museum of American History.
The item "Sorrento Italy Inlaid Wood Walnut/Elm Burl withEbony Edge Music Box By Reuge withkey" is in sale since Friday, August 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "onamission444" and is located in Manteca, California. This item can be shipped to United States.