Laprevotte Violin


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

Date Made: 1834

Maker: Laprevotte, Etienne

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Related Publication: Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.

Credit Line: Gift of H. Carrington Bolton

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.096610Catalog Number: 96610Accession Number: 31631

Object Name: violin

Physical Description: fir (belly material)ebony (tuning pegs material)spruce (table material)maple (back material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_605504

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