Lyre Guitar

Lyre Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This lyre guitar was made by an unknown maker, probably France around 1800-1820. It is a nine course (9x1) guitar with three soundholes and an elaborately carved head. This popular “parlor” instrument was also known in France as "lyre anacréontique" and in England as "Apollo lyre."
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wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 38 3/4 in x 19 7/8 in x 6 in; 98.425 cm x 50.4825 cm x 15.24 cm
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Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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National Museum of American History
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