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Viola da Gamba

Artist/Maker:
Huff (attr.)
Place Made:
East Bend, North Carolina
Medium:
beech, poplar
Dimensions:
LOA 47 1/4″; WOA 15 1/2″ (?)
Accession Number:
2700.1
Description:
Country-made gamba of poplar with beech fingerboard. The body is coffin-shaped and originally decorated with simulated graining. Two pegs, nut, and string rest missing.
History:
PROVENANCE: Said to have been made by a cabinetmaker-coffin-maker named Huff of East Bend, NC; Instrument purchased at Huff estate sale by agent of vendor. OS unable to verify this informtion.
Credit Line:
Old Salem Collection