Barrel Organs

Portable organ

    Portable organ

    Western Europe

    Late 19th century

    Wood, metal, fabric (silk); parfling

    45 x 43 x 26 cm


    Wooden case is decorated with carvings and parfling. The central part is comprised of three sections, closed with golden fabric from inside. Wooden plates with the Greek style geometric patterns separate the sections. The façade bottom central part is decorated by parfling with the image of a vase and foliate ornament. The crank is on the rear side, the barrel organ plays seven tunes. Range is 23 tunes. Music media: pinned wooden barrel.