Benoist Fleury rue des Boucheries / Faubourg St. Germain a Paris 1751 [printed except 51]
No. of Strings:
Imke David, Bremen, c. 1990-2014
Owner to TGM, 7/15
[Unpublished, from owner 8/16: FB+S, head 3/4 (color)] and 7/15: FB+SS, SS body only, head F, label (color)]; Imke David’s online sales ad 8/13 (F, back 3/4, head F 7/8+B [color])
Table with double purfling, arched back with single purfling. Only bottom block, tailpiece, bridge, fingerboard, and pegs are not original (but original boxwood pegs still exist); neck was narrowed and later widened with new wood. Extensive repaired worm damage to table and ribs. La Fille style decoration on back of pegbox; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side.