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Charles van Raalte

Lyre Guitar

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This lyre guitar is inscribed 'Clementi & Co. London' on the peg box. The body is lacquered black with gilt arabesque. The upper arms of the lyre are gilded and terminate in a floral motif and the head is surmounted by a female mask on a sunburst. It has six strings.
Place of Production:
London
Dimensions:
H 762mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MI/A13
Digital Number:
EAMU006n
Creation Date:
c. 1800
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council