A Mortier eighty-four key 'Astrid' Café Orchestrion,
Circa 1920, a close model 39 resemblance,
84 stamped under the key-frame
129 stamped quite faintly but recognisably on the main chest cover-board
With a total of 199 pipes with registers for violin, jazz-flute, carillon, cello, flute and voix-celeste and the bass drum with accompaniments for cymbal, snare drum, woodblock and triangle, in outstanding Art Nouveau oak cabinet, with the illuminated 'Astrid' banner title within Rococo scroll arch frame, partially shaped cornice with dental detail and each of the four stepped bosses with turned squat bun crowns, enlarged egg-and-dart insets to the centres of the squared pillars, above the main blind window featuring indent arched stained glass with geometric matrix of flowering blooms below circular frame, maker's title plaque on fruit and corn inset carving, supported by double turned columns, the very well patinated bronze figure of a robed maiden standing on small rocky outcrop with tree trunk, emanating therein a flowering stem partly supported by her, electrically lit with five globes bearing multi-bead shades, on square tapering base, the top flanked by repeated matrix stained glass panels featuring musical instrument ensembles, each with opalescent ivory-toned glass segmented hoods with glass bead tassels, the lower half of the cabinet with central maiden support of proud curved profile, enhanced with quadruple turned columns, flanked by vertical fielded panels, adverse-stepped dental-points and plain game and wreath roundels, on plinth base.
With six folding books of music, each of various lengths. Approximately 1 hour of music in total.
10' high, 9' wide 6' deep