Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
No. of Strings:
Joann Freeman Shwayder Clayman, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (grandmother of current owner); Edith Freeman (mother of Joann)
TGM visit (at Conclave) 7/12
[By TGM: FB+S, head F+B, bass soundhole, hookbar (color)]
Ink inscription on inside of center stave of back: “Restored by Chickering / and Sons under the direction / of Arnold Dolmetsch / Boston 1909”: neck, fingerboard (solid ebony), pegbox (lower back carved in Arts and Crafts style), head (looking down the fingerboard), and table (2-piece, with double purfling but no other decoration; soundholes have lower eyes only) not original, surely by Dolmetsch. 5-piece striped back (3 maple, 2 walnut) with double purfling and diamond pattern at neck heel only; no crossbars except soundpost plate. Many (repaired) cracks in ribs. Hookbar with threaded hole for endpin; bridge by W.L. Monical, New York. Table and back overhang ribs slightly; J. Pringle thinks originally so.