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Guitar-shaped body, the belly of a single piece of sycamore, with two f-shaped soundholes backed with red silk and bordered all around with two lines of inlaid ivory stringing. Body, in two sections, of ebonised wood inlaid with brass stringing and pierced all around sides with c-shaped soundholes. Upper section contains key mechanism, lower section the bellows. Neck and scrolled head also of ebonised wood, with 84 metal buttons in head and vent level on underside of neck.

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    A. Brown
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    National Museums Liverpool
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    Paris (Timezone: Europe/Paris)
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  • Inscriptions:Label: "Exposition 1839, A. Brown, Paris, Rue des Fosses du Temple, 20" on the end
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Length 750mm, width 280mm, depth 174mm