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Before 1895, Oliver Ames (1831-1895), North Easton, Massachusetts, who was governor of the state from 1887-1890. 1927, by descent as a family heirloom to Anna A. Gilmore, North Easton, Massachusetts, on the occasion of her wedding; 1986, gift of Gilmore to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 26, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Anna G. Gilmore

probably 1859

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Length 205.8 cm, width 131 cm, case height 35.3 cm, height with legs 98.5 cm (Length 81 in., width 51 9/16 in., case height 13 7/8 in., height with legs 38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones