Barrel Organs

Portable organ (barrel organ)

    Portable organ (barrel organ)


    Wood (walnut, birch, mahogany), brass; marquetry, painting

    60 x 45 x 70 cm, 41.7 kg

    Inscription on the case bottom part: “Curt Baum Hamburg”


    Wooden barrel organ. Front, rear side and lateral sides are walnut wood veneered, with two hinged mahogany lids. The case bottom part is decorated with tinted birch; the central part is ornated by floral patterns with stems in the marquetry technique. The case facade is divided into four segments: the lateral sides and central bottom panel are decorated with rural landscapes. A set of eleven pipes is above. Brass handles are on the sides. A crank on the case rear side activates the music movement. Music media: pinned wooden barrel.