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Brigham Young University
920024700 (formerly 0117)
Lotta van Buren, -1955; Charles van Raalte, Brownsea Castle, England -1927
H. Powley to TGM, 1995 + 2008; Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 12
Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 12
Loveless 1956, pl. 1 (front), fig. 1 (tailpiece); [unpublished, from H. Powley 1/08: front, F+B 7/8 body only, head F+B 7/8, etc. (color)]
Loveless 1956: treble, “purchased from the Brownsea Castle collection by Mr. Van der Straeten for Miss Van Buren”; letter from him to her states it’s 18th-C. French. Tailpiece has scalloped upper end and crown carved in middle; pegs are ivory. Dimensions taken on back, in inches. Handwritten comments on database printout provided by H. Powley (1995): New oversized ivory pegs, new tailpiece. Head typical of 18C. Neck has been narrowed; many patches and repairs to body. From photos: as of 2003, tailpiece is plain; ivory pegs have teardrop-shaped heads; fingerboard no longer wide enough to play on top or bottom strings, except beyond the neck heel where it remains unaltered.