Barrel Organs

Street organ

    Street organ



    Jean-Paul Erman

    Wood, metal, brass, steel, leather, fabric; casting, carpentry, lathing, marquetry, polishing

    64 х 33 х 62 cm, 20.5 kg

    On musical movement: "1.747"


    Organ in rectangular wooden case on low pedestal with the corner feet. The case is veneered with precious wood and polished. Window with sixteen wooden closed flue pipes is in the center, narrow windows covered with red fabric with painted images of musical instruments and flowers are on the right and on the left sides. Horizontal panel with images of musical instruments, flowers and leaves, made in marquetry technique is below. The facade is decorated with narrow denticulate frame made of multi colour veneer. Folding handles for carrying are fixed on the lateral sides. Organ rear side is closedby the frame, tightened with coarse fabric. Music media – folded cardboard book-music.