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Trapezoidal box, sides inlaid in bands. Sound-board varnished black; two sound-holes covered with red flannel. Twenty-one sets of quadruple strings attached on the right side to eight-four pegs. Two strings of each of these sets are made of one V-shpaed wire, the free ends being attached to the...

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Engraved on circular ivory plaque on case: DULCETTA JOHN GREY & SONS LTD. LONDON


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

London, England


Length 82 cm, width 38 cm, height 7.4 cm (Length 32 5/16 in., width 14 15/16 in., height 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones