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Trapeziform soundbox. Sides and back of walnut (?). Sides decorated with flat scrolling foliage. Three oval soundholes in back. Soundboard of softwood with grain oriented horizontally. Curved pillar and neck composed of two laminations of hardwood. Tuning pins of iron. Exact compass unknown...

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

probably 19th century

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Height 85.6 cm, width 48.5 cm, depth 20.6 cm (Height 33 11/16 in., width 19 1/8 in., depth 8 1/8 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones