Barrel Organs

Portable organ (barrel organ)

    Portable organ (barrel organ)

    1920

    Frati & Co.

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

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

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    Wooden barrel organ. 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  the lids’ inner sides. 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 the images of two dragons surrounded by floral patterns in the marquetry technique.

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

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    Инв.1911/ММП