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Quadrangular soundbox. Back, sides, and soundboard of fir (Abies alba). Soundboard grain oriented horizontally. Three pairs of soundholes in soundboard, each composed of circular pattern of smaller holes. Two small feet of iron at rear lower edge of soundbox. Pillar of fir (Abies alba) with...

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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

late 18th or early 19th century

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Height 149.8 cm, width 59.7 cm, depth 30 cm (Height 59 in., width 23 1/2 in., depth 11 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Fir, walnut


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones