About Classic Inlay Music Boxes
The classic style wood inlay is influenced by the “less” is “more” creed. The designs in this category relies heavily on the natural beauty of the wood gains and color of the wood. The inlay wood patterns tends to be down played as borders and accents rather than complex designs. The only exception to this would be the arabesque design music boxes. The arabesque inlay designs are created using curving line and interwoven elements like vines and leaves that repeated in an often symmetrical infinite pattern. Its origins were possibly created around 10th century AD in Baghdad by Islamic artists.