Chappuy Quinton

Chappuy Quinton

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Description (Brief)

This Quinton was made by Nicolas Chappuy in Paris, France, around 1770-1780. It is made of a two-piece spruce top of a fine grain, two-piece maple back of a fine figure descending from the center seam, ribs of maple of a plain and a faint figure, and yellow-gold colored varnish. The carved human head, pegbox and neck are of maple and are original to the instrument. This instrument is stamped on the back:

N. Chappuy

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Object Name
date made
Chappuy, Nicolas
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
spruce (overall material)
maple (overall material)
overall: 25 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 64.135 cm x 20.955 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lex K. Larson in memory of Arthur Larson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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