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English Georgian Mahogany Violin Case, the plaque engraved John Craven,/DOCKROYD,/near Keighley., approximate length of back 370 mm, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 31 7/8, dp. 10 1/4 in.
Provenance: The collection of Dr. Glenn P. Wood.
N.B. "The Craven family is well known and remembered in the north of England. They were considerable property owners and a respected family of substance. The Pater Familias, Hiram Craven, died in 1842 and the following year his son John (1804-1859) had a stone erected in a street prohibiting people from trespassing on the road to his home Berridge House.
This is Bronte country, Charlotte and Emily were his neighbors and contemporaries just up the road at Haworth."
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