Singing Bird antique music boxes are beautiful. Sometimes they come in a cage, but the very rare ones are in the shape of a small box. They were made as early as the 18th century. These boxes were made all over the world, but were most popular in Switzerland, Germany and France. The music box is wound and then the bird begins to chirp.
The antique singing bird music boxes are very sought after. The value depends on the material used, condition and age. The material used for the music boxes can be mother of pearl, silver, gold, ivory, wood, porcelain, brass, enamel and more. These boxes are very delicate and often times they get damaged. The most common problem they have is that they get overwound. This can be fixed, but should be brought to a professional antique repair person to be safe.
If you are looking to sell or buy an antique bird music box, let us know. We work with New York City antique dealers that specialize in these beautiful works of art.
Singing Bird Cage Music Box
Ivory Singing Bird Music Box