A sweet ballerina twirls to Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" or "The Sleeping Beauty Waltz" "Canon" or "Sugar Plum Fairy" in this lovely walnut box depicting a ballet class scene by Degas.
You may select your preference above. This jewelry box will more than please it's owner. It's music plays when the box is opened.
It has an ivory white lined interior that features a large ring compartment measuring 5" x 3 5/8" and two smaller side compartments measuring 5" sq each which are 1 3/8 "deep. There is a little head room of 5/8" in the lid. The outside dimensions when closed, measure 9" x 5 7/8" x 3" .
A Little History from the Daily Art Magazine (online): The image on our Music Box by Edgar Degas is "The Foyer of the Opera at Rue Le Peletier, 1872, Musée d’Orsay, Paris"
The Foyer of the Opera at Rue Le Peletier shows ten ballerinas being examined in the great hall. The white-clad Louis François Mérante, instructor at the opera house, is giving orders which the dancers have to follow. Opera at Rue Le Peletier was an old opera house which burned down in 1873. Degas never really liked Charles Garnier’s replacement, which opened in 1875. By far the largest opera house in the world at that time, this magnificent monstrosity employed 7,000 people, including a corps de ballet of 200.