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Hammered dulcimer

Hinged lid with paired stand

Provenance

Private owner for multiple generations, Ipswich, Massachusetts; by 2012, sold to a picker; January 2012, sold to Alexander Westerhoff Antiques, Essex, Massachusetts; 2012, sold by Westerhoff to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds from the Musical Instrument Curator's Fund and by exchange from the Edwin M. Ripin Collection—Friends of the Collection Fund

1800–1850

Object Place

Probably New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 90 x 80 x 45 cm (35 7/16 x 31 1/2 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.433

Medium or Technique

Wood, brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones