September 20, 2020

Piano Music Boxes

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Music boxes have always come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small enough to fit in your hand, while others are designed to hold jewellery, and still others are large enough to stand alone like a piece of furniture. Wood, metal, glass, and stone; jewellery boxes are familiar to all of us. Equally familiar is the musical jewellery box. In fact, it is almost rare to see one without the other. A piano music box is another variation on that theme, and what a unique and intriguing variation it is!

A piano music box is exactly that; a music box shaped like a piano. But its appeal extends well beyond its familiar shape and the songs it plays. Some piano music boxes are simple enough; the least expensive models are often just a standard music box inside a case that resembles a piano. And like many other music boxes, they often have room to hold trinkets and jewellery. But it is the expensive, handcrafted models that are so unique and interesting, they have to be seen to be believed.

Often imported from Europe, a hand crafted piano music box is a work of art. Hand carved, hand-painted, and inlaid with rare stones, piano music boxes can often cost hundreds of dollars or more. The lids of these miniature grand pianos lift and reveal the musical movement, which is the heart of the musical instrument, just like a real baby grand. The musical movement on a piano music box is just as impressive as the case in which it sits.

A high quality piano music box can be custom ordered with a musical movement that fits your needs. A basic musical movement might be capable of playing eighteen notes, and that would allow a piano music box that is outfitted with that movement to play simple songs that are short in duration. As you progress in price in sophistication, the musical possibilities become greater and greater. The most expensive musical movements are capable of up to one hundred and forty-four notes. This allows a piano music box to play intricate songs that last much longer than the more basic movements allow. Naturally, the list of available songs becomes quite long when your piano music box is outfitted with the finest musical movements.

A piano music box is something that is sure to bring joy to its owner, and it is equally likely to be passed down as a family heirloom. Its ultimate appeal lies in the fact that it is so much like its full sized counterpart. Its beautiful woodwork and beautiful sound make a piano music box more than just a music box; it is a work of art.

Piano music boxes can be given as gifts to both children and adults. Here are some suggestions from Rex Harris on his website rexharris.net:

Lena Liu heirloom porcelain piano musical

This wind up music box is made of heirloom porcelain that is highlighted with 22k gold butterflies and flowers. It is really a masterpiece to behold. It has a hinged cover like that of an actual grand piano. Besides that, you will be lured to sing the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” when you listen to this play. This is a great gift for friends and family.

Grand piano 8 inch music box with jewellery compartment

If you are trying to find a wind up piano music musical box and a jewellery trinket box in one, then this is the best one for you. You will actually just fall in love with this box since it is polished in glossy black. In addition to that, it has got a drawer where you can easily keep your jewels and trinkets. It also comes with a piano bench along with a case for safekeeping. This excellent box even plays the tune of Elton’s John masterpiece song, “Candle In The Wind”.

Rustic burlwood finish w/ inlay piano shaped musical music jewellery trinket box

This rustic finish piano box is an incredible sight because it is classic and timeless. You will never cease to love it due to its ease-of-use and richness. This can be presented to friends and family who love simple yet really lovable miniature piano collection that will definitely add up to the sheer charm of your home.

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