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Semi-cylindrical soundbox of hardwood with four rectangular openings in back. Soundboard of spruce, with grain oriented essentially horizontally, but angled slightly upward from proper right to proper left. Pedalbox of hardwood. Four reeded feet of hardwood. Pillar of hardwood, fluted and...

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Engraved on action plate: Geo. Freemantle, / MAKER, / Boston, Mass.


2004, sold by Tepper Auction, New York, to Gerald Goodman, New York; 2004, sold by Goodman to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by William and Deborah Elfers

about 1865

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Height 169.5 cm, width 84.6 cm, depth 40 cm (Height 66 3/4 in., width 33 5/16 in., depth 15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones