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|---Welcome to the world of Sorrento Music Boxes. These boxes have been created by hand, piece by piece. A true work of Art not only because of the precious woods used in making them, but also for the exquisite creativity of design and originality of their composition.
The Art of inlay (Marquetry) dates from the 15th century and originated in Sorrento, Italy, a beautiful town located in the bay of Naples. The technique has remained unchainged over the centuries. Marquetry, or in Italian "Intarsia" is created by layering various sheets of wood (veneer), of different colors, fastened one on top of the other. Elm, white poplar, briar, rosewood are some of the exotic woods used. The decorative pattern, whether a flower, a figure, or a landscape is drawn on the top layer, then the Craftsmen, using a jigsaw meticulously, cuts the veneer, piece by piece, following the lines of the pattern. Parts of the veneer that would need shadowing are then placed in a hot sand bath for 10 seconds or so. Finally, the veneer pieces are assembled, combining the proper colors like a puzzle to create the flower, figure, or landscape represented by the original design. The whole composition is then glued to the box previously built. The box is then sanded and finished with a special lacquer. In each box is mounted a precision musical movement made in Switzerland. A timeless heirloom that will be treasured forever has been created.
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The Music Box Shop
(Brick and Mortar Store)
6102 N 16th Street #15
Phoenix, AZ 85016-1752
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(We are open weekends by appointment only.)
Returned items may incur a 15% restocking fee ($10 minimum charge). No returns on movements, special order, jewelry or custom items.
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