Musical Vintage Jewellery Box Playing Love Story

( JB286 )
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Stunning vintage Italian jewellery box with beautiful inlaid musical instruments upon the lid. Plays 'Love Story'.

Musical Vintage Jewellery Box Playing 'Love Story'

This is a beautiful vintage musical jewellery box. It was made in Sorrento, Italy and it dates to the 1970s/80s. The musical movement plays the beautiful tune 'Love Story'.

The Exterior

The exterior has a combination of beautiful Satinwood and Mahogany veneers. The lid has beautiful inlaid decoration, made up of several varieties of wood. It features a mandolin, a guitar, oboes, musical score sheets and flowers. All of the veneer has a gorgeous smooth and glossy, polished and varnished finish.

The box is complete with its original long piano hinge. This is a quality stop hinge that prevents the lid from falling back. It is also complete with its original working lock and key.

The box stands raised on its original tapered resin feet.

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

The Interior

The interior has a single storage compartment and the musical movement is cased to the right of this. There is further shallow storage space upon the ledge of the casing.

The compartment and casing have soft velour linings which are a lovely crimson red shade.

The inside of the lid has a beautiful Mahogany veneer which matches that on the front of the box.

The Musical Movement

The movement plays the beautiful tune 'Love Story', from the 1970 romantic drama film of the same name.

The movement is in perfect working order and plays the tune at its correct speed. The music stops as it should, when the movement has unwound or when the lid is closed.

Operating The Musical Movement

The movement is operated via the winding key on the bottom of the box. Seven turns of the key are required to fully wind the movement.

Notes On Vintage Locks and Musical Movements

We would like to make you aware that vintage locks and musical movements can suddenly malfunction at any time. They are already old and so will naturally have some wear from age and use. We are not responsible for locks or movements that malfunction from further age and use once boxes are purchased.

Please check the movement and lock are operating correctly as soon as you receive the box.

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


This beautiful box is in excellent condition with very little wear. All of the veneers and inlay are present and intact. There are no chips or cracks.

The interior velour linings are still lovely with no splits or fraying. They have minor wear from storage/handling.

The musical movement and lock are in perfect working order.


Length:  26.0cm
Width:    15.0cm
Height:     6.5cm

Interior Compartment:

16.0 by 5.8cm with a 4.5cm depth.

Storage Space on Casing Ledge:

11.0 by 5.6cm with a 1.6cm depth.


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

International postage is delivered fast, within 3-5 working days to Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Postage is by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed.

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