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This dulcimer is decorated with painted flowers and has two pierced roses made from vellum. It is contained in an outer case with a laquered, yellow interior. The case is also decorated with flowers. Dulcimers were played, not by plucking the strings as you might expect, but by stricking them with little hammers.

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    18th century
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    Dean Castle
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  • Period:18th century
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  • Repository:Dean Castle