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French Leather-bound Violin Case, Probably Gainier Debouche

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Auction: Musical Instruments - 3490TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 09, 2020 12:00PM


French Leather-bound Violin Case, Probably Gainier Debouche, the green leather exterior embossed with acanthus leaf and lyre motif, the handle mount engraved with a crown and monogrammed P-G, the purple velvet interior, approximate length of back 355 mm, ht. 5 3/4, wd. 31 1/16, dp. 9 1/2 in.

Provenance: The collection of Dr. Glenn P. Wood.

N.B. "Further research is required to determine the original illustrious owner of this splendid case.

It bears the insignia of a nine pearl coronet which, in French aristocratic rankings, indicates a Comte (Count). The device on this case can be distinguished from the nine pearl coronet of a British Viscount by the central lozenge on the encircling head band indicative of a chevalier. In ranking, it falls slightly below a Duc (Duke).

The case displays the highest attention to structural detail seen only in the best French cases. The single hinge stretches the entire length of the case and with the turn of a single key the lock engages at four separate places on the lid.

The interior is of French fit design lined with royal purple velvet which even covers the bow spinners."
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Glenn P. Wood