THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS VINTAGE SWISS "REUGE", WIND UP SINGING BIRDS AUTOMATON, MUSIC BOX. BOTH BIRDS WILL CHIRP AND MOVE INDEPENDENTLY WHEN WOUND UP.STANDS ABOUT 11 INCHES TALL AND 6 INCH DIAMETER. THE CAGE IS VERY BRIGHT AND MAY BE GOLD PLATED. THE INSIDE AND THE BIRDS SHOW MOSTLY DUST. What's your Reuge music box worth in 2022? Swiss Reuge Music Box Cage Double.
Vintage Reuge music boxes are valuable to collectors and new ones are desirable too, because of the name and fine detailing. These can be very expensive and cost thousands of dollars, even new. The cylinder type of music box remained popular until the late 1880s when the Germans developed the disc musical box. Reuge music boxes are created in three collections: "1865", "Lounge" and "Studio", each with its own characteristics and styles.The"1865" collection is a classic line of great music boxes, horology and singing birds. Inlaid in the finest woods and precious metals they can be considered the best of the best. Reuge states that It takes three months to create a Reuge music box and that the mastery of thirty-four professions is needed to complete the various stages of production. The unique expertise of each step in the production process breathes life and soul into these musical boxes and singing birds. Nowadays, the Reuge music boxes cover a lot of items, such as wedding music boxes, and jewelry music boxes. The materials that are used to make these exquisite items are very selective. Burr elm, walnut, rosewood and many other make these music boxes quite unique. How do you date a music box? Weiner, the method of winding is a clue to the date of a music box: if a key is used, the piece was made between 1840 and 1850; if an outside crank, between 1865 and 1870, and if a ratchet, after 1870. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes".
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