Accordaton

Accordaton

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Description

This accordaton was made by an unknown maker, possibly in Italy, undetermined date. It is a rectangular shape box made of wood, with 2 soundholes, and 7 strings. This instrument has a label from the shop of Leopoldo Franciolini.

This accordaton was acquired from the collection of Leopoldo Franciolini in 1892. Leopoldo Franciolini (1844–1920) was an Italian antique dealer who flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is remembered as a fraudster who sold faked and altered historical musical instruments.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
accordaton
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 31 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 10.4775 cm x 79.0575 cm
ID Number
MI.095311
accession number
26256
catalog number
95311
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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