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One-piece back of slab-cut maple. Ribs similar. Neck of maple with medium irregular curl. Two-piece belly of wide grain pine. Very faded painted purfling. Scroll has narrow ears and little undercutting. Back of pegbox has shallow channels. Saddle of ebony. Yellow-brown varnish. Interior...

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Inscription

Printed label (glued upside down from traditional orientation): MOSES A. TEWKESBURY, / MANUFACTURER AND REPAIRER OF / Bass & Double Bass Viols & Violins, / CHESTER, N. H. / [handwritten: 1853] / MANUFACTURED 184

Provenance

1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

1853

Object Place

Chester, New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

Length 58.5 cm, width 21 cm (Length 23 1/16 in., width 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.8

Medium or Technique

Maple, pine

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones