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Two-piece back of maple with medium curl descending slightly from the joint. Ribs and neck similar. Two-piece belly of medium grain spruce. Traditional purfling. Tuning pegs, fingerboard, tailpiece, nut, and saddle of ebony. Metal endpin with walnut collar. Modern type bridge and soundpost. ...

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Printed label: Henry Richard Knopf, / [handwritten: No. 91] New York, Anno 18 [handwritten: 97]; stamped inside and below saddle: H. R. KNOPF. NEW YORK


1970, gift of the estate of Frank C. Doble (1886-1969), Belmont, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 23, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of the Frank Doble Estate


Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Length 128 cm, width 45.5 cm (Length 50 3/8 in., width 17 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones