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Large trapezium-shaped soundbox of stained pine, the sides veneered with rectangular panels of mahogany. Both bridges and all the strings now missing. Wrestplank and hitchplank of beech, the original steel wrestpins still present. Two intricately carved parchment roses in the main soundboard section and another in the smaller soundboard section on the right-hand side. Both soundboards now split in several places. Two wooden brackets on base, possibly for attachment to a stand. This instrument is in very poor condition.

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    late 19th century
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    National Museums Liverpool
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  • Place of production:
    possibly eastern European
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  • Period:late 19th century
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Total length 1290mm, width 370mm, depth 70mm