Johan Joseph Elsler / fecit _____ 1724 [handwritten]; “I. I .E.” branded on soundpost plate just below label
Musée de la musique
No. of Strings:
Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, -1979
TGM visit 9/09; museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 735
Gétreau 1996, p. 735
On museum’s website (FB+S); Khazine 2004, p. 7 (front, body only); [unpublished, from A. Houssay 9/10: label (color)]
Body only; no neck. Gétreau 1996 and website give maker’s name as “Elster”. Table has high arching and single purfling (hard to see); back has none. Original hookbar replaced by tailgut button. 2 vertical-profile crossbars below soundpost plate (second just above bottom block), and 2 more above. Rib height 13.2 at bottom block. Several cracks in back, and various open joints.