Two-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of medium-to-wide-grain spruce*. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple. Fingerboard (later), tuning pegs, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Shaded red-brown varnish. Internal construction: Normal modern.
Printed label: MADE BY / IRA J. WHITE, / BOSTON. [handwritten: 1860]; in pencil on underside of belly: ... 1861; in pencil on bass bar: ... to Restore A. W. White ...
1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)
Frank B. Bemis Fund
- Ira Johnson White, 1813–1895