Barrel Organs

Barrel organ

    Barrel organ

    1920

    Frati & Co.

    Wood (walnut, birch, oak), shellac; marquetry, chasing

    Inscription on the case front side: "Harmonipan. Frati & Co. Schoenhauser Allee 73 Berlin"

    Barrel organ is made of wood. The case front, rear and lateral sides are walnut wood veneered, with two hinged oak wood lids. The list of tunes is on one of lids’ inner side. A row of nineteen pipes is on the façade, medallions stylized as coins are below on both sides. The façade bottom part is decorated with images of two dragons surrounded by floral motifs made in the marquetry technique.

    A crank on the case rear side activates the music movement. Music storage: pinned wooden barrel.

    Инв.1911/ММП