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Semi-cylindrical soundbox composed of seven ribs of maple. Soundboard of spruce (Picea) composed of two laminations with grain of outer surface oriented horizontally and grain of inner surface oriented vertically. Three pairs of soundholes in soundboard, each composed of circular pattern of six...

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Printed label on inside of action cover and outside of pedalbox: HOLTZMAN, / Maître Luthier / Facteur de Harpes, / demeure dans la grand rue du Fauxbourg / Saint Antoine, chez un Marchand de Vin, / au Roi de Siam, près celle de Saint / Nicolas, au second; il vend & fournit / des Cordes de Naples & autres. / A PARIS.; in ink on soundboard: HOLZMAN A PARIS; in ink on inside of action cover and pedalbox: No. 5; stamped on action plate and trapwork: I S


1918, gift of William Lindsey, Boston, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 21, 1918)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1785

Object Place

Paris, France


Height 156.8 cm, width 75.4 cm, depth 39.3 cm (Height 61 3/4 in., width 29 11/16 in., depth 15 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones