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Automata and Music Boxes: A Delight for the Senses

Shop for Charming Automata and Music Boxes Online or in Our New Orleans Gallery

Automata and music boxes are some of the most enchanting and whimsical categories of collectibles in the world. They are mechanical devices that produce movements and sounds by using springs, gears, cams and cylinders. They range from simple musical snuff boxes to complex animated scenes with singing birds, dancing dolls and musical instruments. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a novice enthusiast, you will find something to delight your senses at M.S. Rau. We offer a curated selection of automata and music boxes for sale, including antique, vintage and modern pieces. You can shop for them at our online shop or our gallery in New Orleans.

Automata and music boxes have a long and fascinating history that spans centuries and continents. They originated in Europe in the 16th century as luxury items for the aristocracy and the clergy. They were used as entertainment, education, religious devotion and scientific demonstration. They also reflected the artistic achievements and innovations of various periods and styles, such as Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical and Romantic. They also reveal the cultural exchanges and influences that occurred between Europe and other parts of the world, such as Asia, Africa and America. And today, they are highly sought-after by collectors and connoisseurs who appreciate their beauty and rarity.

At M.S. Rau, we are passionate about automata and music boxes and we have been collecting and selling them for over a century. We have a team of experts who carefully research and authenticate every piece we offer, ensuring that you can buy automata and music boxes online with confidence. We also back every piece we sell with an unparalleled 125% guarantee, giving you the assurance you need to shop our exquisite rare art for sale.

Browse Our Collection of Automata and Music Boxes Online or Visit Our Gallery

Our collection of automata and music boxes is unmatched in quality and variety. You can browse from fine automata such as singing bird boxes, musical dolls, carousel horses, monkey orchestras and more. You can also find charming music boxes such as snuff boxes, pocket watches, jewelry boxes, cigarette cases and more. You can also admire the beauty and skill of automata and music boxes by renowned makers such as Reuge, Bontems, Thorens, Nicole Freres and more.

No matter what type of automata or music box you are looking for, you will find it at M.S. Rau. Our online shop allows you to shop from anywhere in the world. You can also visit our gallery in New Orleans, where you can see our automata and music boxes in person and enjoy our friendly and knowledgeable service. Whether you buy automata or music boxes online or in our gallery, you will be delighted by our exceptional selection and customer care.

Our selection of automata and music boxes is constantly changing as we acquire new treasures from around the world. Shop now and discover why M.S. Rau is the ultimate destination for automata and music boxes online.