Steinbach Muisc Box with Thoren Movement and Original Box

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Arlington, VA USA
Description from user:

This Steinbacher music box features a woman and two kids playing stringed instruments for a baby in front of a trellis with roses. It's in very good condition with one tiny crack in it. It has thoren's movement. A sticker says made in Switzerland. The original box is in good condition with some minor blemishes / fading. One piece of the top flayed and had been glued.

Answered within 28 minutes
By Delia
May 31, 13:32 UTC
Fair Market Value
$50 - $75 USD
Suggested Asking Price $100 USD
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Hi Stephen,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is a charming thing; sadly, Steinbach music boxes have a fairly modest following at auction and most that have sold recently are selling for less than $100; ones with just one figure typically bring less than $50.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Steinbach Music Box
20th Century
The stencil-decorated wooden box housing a nursery scene figural group, with Thoren movement
8 inches tall, width 7 inches; depth 7 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition, retains original box
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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