Laprevotte Violin

Description (Brief)
This violin was made by Etienne Laprevotte in Paris, France in 1834. Laprevotte was born in Mirecourt at the end of the 18th century and died in Paris in 1856. He was appointed maker to the Duke of Bordeaux and achieved his greatest reputation for beautifully crafted guitars. This violin retains a reset original neck, bassbar and three original pegs. Ii is made of a one-piece table of spruce, one-piece back of slab-cut maple with broad, irregular horizontal figure, ribs of similar maple; moderately deeply figured original (but reset) neck, with pegbox and scroll, and a semitransparent dark reddish-orange varnish
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Object Name
date made
Laprevotte, Etienne
Physical Description
spruce (table material)
maple (back material)
overall: 23 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 59.69 cm x 18.415 cm x 9.2075 cm
Place Made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of H. Carrington Bolton
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