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Trapezium-shaped soundbox with hinged lid. Lid, frame, wrestplank and hitchplank all of mahogany. Two replacement bridges of black-stained mahogany topped with brass wire, each with seven circles cut into them, carrying 17 triple courses of replacement wire strings (1993). Soundboard of cedar with two gilt-paper roses in the form of stylised flowerheads. Four rectangular wooden feet on the base.

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    mid-late 19th century
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    National Museums Liverpool
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    possibly eastern European
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Length at front 795mm, length at back 430mm, height 95mm, depth, including case, 400mm