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The Center for The Performing Arts
In this new segment we will be featuring some really wonderful boxes
all having to do with either music, theater or dancing, You will find
that some of the boxes are entirely new to our catalog and others are
boxes that we have run on a continuing basis, but whichever the case,
all will be involved with The Performing Arts.
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A. The New Concert Grand Piano Box. Not just fabulously
beautiful but it is a music box as well. It plays the "Theme From Love
Story". The painting on it is lovely, each flower being articulated individually
and very carefully so that there is much detail in the painting, but exceptional
is the frame. The frame is tiny beading, an usual pattern in this type
of metal work. The beads are perfect and minute and there is a double
row of them running around the entire box. Inside, the cover is decorated
in the floral pattern that runs around the piano case. The music box works
are hidden from view by a red velveteen coverlet. The lid holder is antiqued
metal in the shape of a "G" clef. Retail: About $315.00. Our price: $283.90.
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B. The Degas Ballerina Box. This lovely piece is modeled after
a Degas ballerina. The position is one which he painted numerous times
and the delicacy of the figure is his, as well. The sculptor who made
the original model for the box caught the look of Degas perfectly and
the painter of the box gave the figure a delicate and sensitive face,
unusual in Limoges boxes. Inside the box, a pair of ballet slippers,
and removable. The clasp, a crown. She must have been dancing Swan Lake,
the prima ballerina in that ballet wears a crown. Retail: About $229.00.
Our price: $197.90. Not new but certainly the finest figural box
of a human figure that we have seen. (For more boxes on the ballet see
the segment Balletomane in Paris.)
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C. The "Merchant of
Venice" Box. From
this play come some of the most famous and well known quotations of Shakespeare. "The
quality of mercy is not strain'd. It droppeth as the gentle rain from
Upon the place beneath." "All that glitters is not gold." "In the twinkling
of an eye." "But love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies
that themselves commit." "It is a wise father that knows his own child." And
endless other quotations daily used in our own lives. Isn't it remarkable
that one man can have written all of these? And as part of one play?
scene from the play covers the lid of the box and inside, dimensional
and removable, a tiny mask that is perfectly sculpted. Happy surprise,
the inside of the box is gold washed in a brilliant finish. Retail: About
$261.00. Our price: $221.90. For anyone who loves "The Bard of Avon" this
would be an enchanting gift.
D. The Musicians of Mudville Boxes. These fellows are models
of sartorial splendor. You know they are playing at an important venue.
Notice their ruffled shirts, tail coats, the whole nine yards, They are
members of a string quartet minus one, but I have never heard of a string
trio. My Webmaster tells me I am wrong and since he is an accomplished
musician I stand corrected. There is a string trio but it does not consist
of these three instruments. By the way, our prices for these boxes
should be music to your ears. Buy the three and get shipping free. That's
a savings of $25.50. Insiders Special for the three: $689.90.
D1. The Violinist Box. Heifitz would turn green with envy. This
man gets tones Heifitz never heard. He is bowing his violin, the case
at his feet. Inside, the phrase he is playing. The clasp is an open book
of music on which you can actually see the written music. Retail: About
$255.00. Our price: $216.90.
D2. The Cellist Box. This elegant chap is hearing sounds that
could have been made by Casals himself; see that faraway look and his
facial expression. And please notice that he is wearing a turtle neck.
He must be having an identity crisis. The clasp is a lyre. The missing
fourth instrument! Retail: About $315.00. Our price: $267.90.
D3. The Bassist Box. Charlie
Mingus was the best of the bass players in my book, but he was jazz and
to fit in with a classier musical element, so it couldn't be Charlie.
His facial expression says, "Call me Charles." But wait a moment. Look
a bit closer. He really is Charlie. No long hair ever wore polka dot
Inside a sixteenth couplet, a G clef for the clasp. Retail: About $299.00.
Our price: $254.90.
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