No. of Strings:
Folger Shakespeare Library
ART Inv. 1048
Arnold Dolmetsch, -c. 1930 (purchased from him by Mrs. Folger)
TGM visit 8/92; Monical report to Folger, 1978
MacCracken 2016, pp. 194-95
MacCracken 2016, pp. 196 (FB+S), 197 (table ornament); Fleming 2001: VME L33 (table ornament [color]); [unpublished, from Fleming 8/10: front body only (color)]; [unpublished, at Smithsonian: front]
2-piece table, 3-piece back, both with double purfling. Table ornament matches DOLM 5; back has diamond matrix in center, “footballs” top and bottom. 4 nail holes visible in top block; tall crossbars on back at top and bottom bouts; modern bass bar, wooden perimeter linings. Scroll like that by Dolmetsch on Caldwells’ Bertrand–-is this also by him? Not set up when seen, so string length estimated. Monical: neck, pegbox, scroll, fingerboard and tailpiece are modern, also lower ribs. Pegs are original, also much of back varnish.