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Folk violin

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Non-traditional body outline with extra-wide lower bout. Two-piece back of maple with irregular horizontal curl. Ribs similar. Neck of bird's-eye maple. Large crude scroll. Two-piece belly of wide-grain softwood. Purfling of one wide strip of wood left raised above surface. Crude F-holes...

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1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank G. Webster

19th century

Object Place

New England region, United States


Length 59.5 cm, width 21.9 cm (Length 23 7/16 in., width 8 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, pine


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones