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Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Quinton

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Mirecourt

Nicolas

Chappuy

Date:

17..

Label Text:

N. CHAPPUY [stamped on button]

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

NL

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.2

String Length:

Rib Depth:

3.8

Upper Width:

17.1

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

21.1

Information Source:

M. Herzog to TGM, 2/98

Literature:

Herzog 2003, QT-29

Photographs:

Herzog 2003, QT-29 (F+B); also received directly from Herzog (color)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Converted to a violin: neck and head not original; “the upper part of the sloping shoulders has been cut” and pegbox shortened. Arched back, overhanging edges. (Nicolas Chappuy active 1733-81.)