This harp-lute is by Andrea Ventura. It has profuse gilt ornamentation, and has a contemporary tooled leather case. The instrument was invented by Edward Light of London, c.1798.
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- Inscriptions: ANDREA VENTURA IMPERIAL HARP LUTE / NO 36 QUEEN STREET BRYANSTONE SQUARE
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars
- Repository:Cliffe Castle Museum