This is one outstandingly beautiful wood veneer music box, since it is made of Thuya (pronounced two-ya) wood veneer from Morocco, Africa, and is dark & incredibly, brilliantly shiny--almost moist in appearance. It is unmarked, but the appearance is unmistakeable, & since this antique Thorens music box was made in the 1940's & possibly 1930's, the absence of a Thuya wood label is not at all unusual. Look over all the photos to judge for yourself its awesome sunburst wood veneer. Measuring 6" L x 4" W x 2 1/2 Tall, this gorgeous box has dovetailed wood joints needing no nails to hold them, and when you open the lid to view the music box interior, you are struck also with the surprisingly beautiful contrasting colors inside, showing a light color wood side and bottom lining against the darker wood--see Photo # 7. The original song label is still on the bottom of the box, however, there is an error in the label, since this gorgeous music box plays only 1 song, "Le Bleu Danube, " and does NOT play the second song listed there.
Everything else on the label is correct otherwise, including the pink crossbow emblem indicating it is made in Switzerland. The Thorens music box mechanism (see Photo #6) is circa 1940's or possibly 1930's, is brass & shining, & if you look closely, you can see the older Anchor mark on the comb, between the 2 screws, that Thorens used to mark their combs at that time.I have lubricated the governor's fan (the spinning fan) to keep it playing well for a long time, for this is an heirloom-quality antique music box that should be handed down to continue to use, enjoy, & cherish, for generations. Just listen to the Video below to hear its beautiful sound.
Look over all the Photos--enlarge, enhance, magnify them--as part of the description, to judge for yourself the exquisite, unique beauty of the design & the wood, & the exceptional craftsmanship of this rare, antique music box--musical treasures like this are found so rarely, that you don't want to pass them up.. Video will open in a new window. Basically, if you're not happy, then I'm not happy. The item "VINTG SWISS PRE-REUGE THORENS SUNBURST THUYA WOOD MUSIC BOX BLUE DANUBE VIDEO" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1940-1970".The seller is "keystone_antiques" and is located in Cleveland, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.