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Pedal harp

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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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Inscription

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

18.30

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones