I purchased this item for my daughter almost 2 years ago. I expected it to be a good quality present that would last a lifetime, and probably more.
My daughter broke it recently, when she accidently knocked it off a low shelf (about 50cm from the ground).
The box broke, and we found that underneath the wooden veneer the box is something like compressed cardboard, which disintegrates as you rub it through your fingers.
I do not consider it to be a good quality item, and I would not have bought it had I known then what I know now.