Evolution of the Music Box
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Orchestrion, Cylinder & Disk Music Boxes

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M.S. Rau houses an exceptional collection of antique music boxes for sale from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries that will interest history buffs and collectors alike. Find a beautiful collectible music box to add to your antique collection. Browse our selection of orchestrion players, cylinder music boxes and more. These rare limited edition items not only play awe-inspiring melodies, but they are also ornately decorated with the highest level of craftsmanship. Many early music boxes were handcrafted by watch and clockmakers, who were well suited to manipulate their small, intricate mechanisms. They sometimes even fitted musical mechanisms in snuff boxes. Eventually, for a bigger and deeper sound, the size of the boxes grew, so cabinet makers were commissioned to build ornate housings for larger mechanisms.

M.S. Rau carries some of the world’s finest handmade and rare symphonion music boxes from America, Germany and Switzerland. We will help you find an antique piece that you and your family will treasure for years to come. If you already collect musical instruments, a handmade collectible music box is the perfect addition to your collection. Whether you’re in the market for a unique focal point for a room or you are a dedicated collector interested in expanding, our sales consultants provide an invaluable wealth of knowledge on all our original antique musical boxes.