Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mira Music Box

19c mira music box
This Mira music box of early 1900s is good example of simplicity combined with elegance. You replace the punched steel disk and swim in seas of memories. Roll a cigarette and dream of cabarets, jazz, big bands, dancing men and women with fancy dresses of the era.

At least, that's what I do whenever I look at it.

Estimated value: $ 1,500


  1. What a beautiful piece! I too think of smoke filled rooms and folks dressed to the nines dancing around this beautiful music box! That must have been living! I think I was born in the wrong decade!

  2. I am not a nostalgic person. For example, I have no desire to live in Roman Era or some other time and place. But those times, let us say first half of 20c were really special. I simply can not chase the idea away, it races in the corners of mind constantly.

  3. I have art collector friends who deal in unique and rare pieces, many of which are music boxes. I learned a lot about music boxes from them. These beautiful pieces of nostalgia are perfect for a homeowner that appreciates the past. I, myself, collect a number of antiques and they really do hold a special place in my home. These are pieces that you can pass down from generation to generation. This particular music box is extremely beautiful. I think it would work well in a living room area or in a family room. Also, it could look lovely in the bedroom.

  4. i own a mira that i have no idea what year. it is more ornate than that one...wish someone cold help... also have about 50 or so meatle