It’s a good thing that some traditions change. In the early 1800s, the first music boxes were enormous — huge boxes of synchronized clockwork, ranging from tabletop devices to music boxes as large as a chair. And they weren’t originally used to hold jewelry — they were giant, glorified snuff boxes for the 19th Century hoi polloi. The music boxes we offer at Stauer are today’s traditional, personal boxes for jewelry and valuables, that play classic movements on miniature, wind-up mechanisms and cylinders — just like our new Canon Music Box.
Handmade and imported from Italy, this beautiful, Sorrento inlaid music box plays the classic 17th Century movement, Canon in D, by Johann Pachelbel. The box’s high gloss and the careful attention to highlighting the colors and grains of the natural, Italian wood are hallmarks of Italy’s skilled craftspeople, who take pride that every music box they make is absolutely unique. The interior is lined in soft, camel suede fabric, complete with a slot for rings. Designed by artist Hedy Kagan at the Splendid Music Box Company, the Canon is a one-of-a-kind prize — a box of wonder that will bring joy to the lady in your life.