A trapeze-shaped oak case. Eight strings, identified by numerals painted in white under each string on the sound-board; strings are fastened to two bars by small iron pins on the left and to the tuning pins on the right. Both bars have inserted thin strips of brass, serving as bridge.
Pierced in top board: H S / 1789
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection