This is a magnificent extra large (17" x 7 1/4" x 4 1/4") Italian musical jewelry chest with lovely inlaid floral designs on all four sides as well as its lid upon which roses of various sizes, in beige, pink and red shades reside on a field of green.
This green rubbed field is bordered by a multi-wood purfling, more rosewood and finished with a filetto border nearest its edge. Skillful marquetry and ample size gives this music box an air of importance.
The upscale cabinet features a lock and key with a huge cranberry red velvet lined compartment 11" x 6 1/4" and plays a Reuge 3 tune 50 note rendition of "love is Blue" in 3 parts, which is activated when the lid is lifted. As with many fine aged woods, the sound is exceptional!