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One-piece back and ribs of rosewood. Belly of fine-grain spruce. Rope-pattern binding of ivory and ebony along edges of belly and soundhole. Soundhole also encircled with multi-line purfling of ivory and walnut (?). Separate rose (later, removed) of parchment in geometrical pattern. Neck and...

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Repaired / 1963 by / Donald Warnock / Cambridge, Mass. Stamped on front and back of pegboard: CHAMPION; repair label: Extensively


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

about 1790

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 93.2 cm, width 26.6 cm (Length 36 11/16 in., width 10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, palisandre, spruce, walnut, ebony, ivory


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones