Lovely Inlaid Maple Musical Vintage Jewellery Box

( JB275 )
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Beautiful vintage Italian musical jewellery box, playing the beautiful 'Love Story' tune. It dates to the 1970s and was made in Sorrento.

Lovely Inlaid Maple Musical Vintage Jewellery Box

This is a wonderful vintage Italian musical jewellery box, playing the beautiful tune of 'Love Story'. It dates to the 1970s and was made in Sorrento.

The Exterior

This box has a beautiful burl Maple veneer and very pretty floral inlay to the lid. The veneer has been beautifully polished and varnished and has a smooth and glossy finish. The inlay consists of two varieties of wood.

The box has a more unusual, two lidded opening and beautiful curvature to the sides. It is complete with its original piano 'stop' hinges which prevent the lids from falling right back.

The box stands raised on its original tapered feet and the bottom of the box has retained its original song title label.

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment to the left and the musical movement is cased to the right. Both are nicely separated by a solid wood partition. There is shallow storage space upon the ledge of the movements casing.

All of the interior has a beautiful brushed red velour lining.

The Musical Movement

The movement plays the beautiful tune 'Love Story' from the 1970 romantic drama film of the same name. It is in perfect working order.

Operating The Musical Movement

The musical movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. 7 turns of the key are sufficient to wind up the movement. The music stops as it should, when the lid is closed, or when the movement is fully unwound.

Notes On Vintage Musical Movements

As with all musical boxes, care should be taken not to overwind the movement. Over winding will result in the movement malfunctioning. We are not responsible for movements that are over wound or for movements that deteriorate from further age and use once boxes are purchased.

Please read our returns policy which includes our policy on musical movements.


This wonderful box is in excellent condition with very little wear! All of the inlay is present and intact and the box is structurally sound. There are no cracks or nasty scratches.

The interior linings are very good with no splits or fraying. They have a few little marks which are barely noticeable.

The hinges are in perfect working order, as is the musical movement.


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

Length:  21.5cm
Width:   15.0cm
Height:    6.5cm

Interior Compartment:

11.5 by 8.5cm with a 4.0cm depth.

Ledge Space of Casing:

11.5 by 8.3cm with a 2.0cm depth.


This box will be posted FREE within the UK by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.

International postage is £25 by Royal Mail International Tracked post. Delivery is fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world.

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