No. of Strings:
Joseph Feldman, Brazil (father-in-law of M. Herzog), late 1940s-
Owner to TGM, 11/95 + 8/96
Lindeman 2011, p. 63; Herzog 2003, QT-37; Milliot 1997, pp. 283-84
Herzog 2000, pp. 11 (front), 14 (front); VdGS/GB Newsletter No. 106 (7/99), p. 14; Milliot 1997, pp. 283-84 (F+B, head F+S; color); [unpublished, from owner: FB+S, head F+S (color)]
Restored 1995-96 by Fred Lindeman, Amsterdam; had been converted to a violin. (Lindemann 2011 says he made “a new neck, fingerboard and tailpiece and a relengthened pegbox for the fifth string,” based on research at Musée de la musique and Germanisches Nationalmuseum.) Possibly by Chappuy; head certainly by La Fille. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Fretted. 2-piece arched back, overlanging edges. Repair inscription on inside of back: “réparé par Laussedat à Clermont Ferrand” (per Vannes, a piano manufacturer that also repaired string instruments, mid-19C).