Beautiful Black Forest Vintage Musical Jewellery Box

( JB580 )
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Beautiful 1950s musical jewellery box with carved flowers and its original silk linings. The box was made in the Black Forest region and it plays the beautiful Waltz tune 'Fascination'.

Beautiful Black Forest Vintage Musical Jewellery Box


This is a lovely retro musical jewellery box, dating to the 1950s. It was made in the Black Forest region and has a Swiss musical movement that plays 'Fascination' - a Waltz from the turn of the 20th century.

The Exterior

This box is made of solid wood. The exterior has been beautifully finished with stains that graduate from light to dark.

The lid has beautifully carved wildflowers which include an Edelweiss. These are raised upon a textured, stippled background and surrounded by a beautifully shaped frame.

There is a decorative carved lip to the front of the box which enables you to lift the lid up with ease. A further, purely decorative, matching carved lip is beneath this.

The box is complete with its original stop hinges which hold the lid upright. It stands raised on new beautifully turned bun feet which have been stained to complement the colour of the box. These have replaced the original damaged feet.

The bottom of the box has retained its original tune title label.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment and the musical movement is cased to the left of this. The entire interior has its original silk linings and silk panels. These are a beautiful light powder blue/grey shade and they have a lovely shimmery shine. The panels to the base of the compartment and inside of the lid are lightly padded, providing cushioned protection for jewellery.

The Musical Movement

The Swiss movement plays the beautiful Waltz tune 'Fascination', composed by Fermo Dante Marchetti in 1904. Source: Wikipedia.

The movement is in perfect working order. The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed or when the movement has fully unwound.

Operating The Musical Movement

The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. Four turns of the key are sufficient to fully wind up the movement.

Notes About Vintage Musical Movements

Care should be taken not to overwind the movement. Over winding will result in the movement malfunctioning.

We would like to make you aware that vintage movements can occasionally malfunction. They are already old and so will naturally have some wear from age and use.

We are not responsible for movements that malfunction from further age and use once boxes are purchased. Please ensure the movement is still working as soon as you receive your box. It will be checked again prior to posting.

You can view our full returns policy which includes musical movements, by visiting our Payments And Returns page.


This box is in very good vintage condition. It has sound structure and only minor light wear, commensurate with age and honest use.

The interior silk linings are neatly fitted and in lovely condition with no splits. They have only minor light wear and a few small marks. Please see the interior photo provided.

The hinges are still in perfect working order.


Please use the following measurements to ensure the box is the right size for your requirements.

Length:  17.8cm
Width:     9.3cm
Height:    5.0cm (excluding the feet)

Interior Compartment:

8.8 by 7.2cm with a 3.2cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail 1st class Recorded Delivery.

International postage is £25 by Royal Mail International Tracked and/or Signed For postage. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Delivery may be longer depending on the speed of your local postal service and/or if your package has to go through customs.

Customs and VAT fees

International customers are responsible for paying any applicable customs duties, customs clearance/handling fees and/or VAT. These fees are NOT included in the prices of our boxes or our postage fees.

Please visit our Orders & Delivery page for further details.

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