Post by Main Admin Account on May 21, 2006 16:39:00 GMT -5
Christmas Music Box $18 SCAC Grade: B
Over all it is pretty cute with a few minor things that I feel should be changed. I have a PC version of this music box. I bought it right from AG not more then a year ago and still got a PM version. Pretty cool. I got it on sale which was nice. I am not sure I would go and pay full price.
The music box is contained in a book style box. The outside is leather with gilded and embossed lettering on the cover and spine.
Inside the cover the book has a gilded finish. And the ribbon page marker is glued in. I was actually surprised to see the set being stitched together. On the title page it has a signature from "Uncle Gard" but it's in the same colour as the writing on the page. Would have been far nicer in black so it looked like a signature not just a print of the book.
The main pages of the book have different Christmas carols from the time and even now. I was really surprised not to have seen "O Christmas Tree".
the last page of the book is an image:
Behind the last pages is the music box. It is actually made of metal and grey plastic. But it's fun to see the moving parts of the tines on the drum. What I really hate is the rough cut finish inside where the music box is contined. It wasn't sanded at all and makes it look really trashy. If other boxes out there aren't like this please let me know and I will send this one back.