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34B Lachenal Anglo. At Auction 17 Th December. Lancashire U.k.

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At auction 17 th December by SILVERWOODS, Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK.

 

Lot 260

An early 20th century English concertina, possibly L. Chenal London, thirty-four button, pierced white metal ends, steel reeds, six fold bellows, ebonised and gilt hexagonal case, rosewood carry box.

Estimate = £300 - £500.

 

see here : http://www.the-saleroom.com//en-gb/auction-catalogues/silverwoods-of-lancashire/catalogue-id-srsil10017/lot-8d6046a8-9ee7-411f-8720-a56200d980ca?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link

 

When they say "ebonised and gilt hexagonal case" I guess they mean that the carcases are ebonised and the leather on the ends of the bellows is embossed & gilded?

 

The metal end has 2 extra holes on each of the straight sides about half an inch in from the corners.

There appears to be 2 holes in the end plate by the end of the buttons.

There appears to be 2 holes in the end plate each side of the air button.

 

 

Jake

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I concur with Jake's observations and conclusion, based on comparison with a 34-buttom metal ended Jones with which I am acquainted. The presence of 2 very small screws on each of the flat sides is virtually identical to the one I know, as is the patterning of the metal fretwork. Can we call it "fretwork" if it's in metal? not sure.

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One additional observation, this time about the handrests. The photo shows (indistinctly) but a small portion of the R hand handrest beneath the strap, which looks to me as if it's made of (maybe perforated?) metal -- rather than the same wood as that seen in the frame of the instrument. If that's so, then I think that's mighty unusual for a Jones, yes?

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One additional observation, this time about the handrests. The photo shows (indistinctly) but a small portion of the R hand handrest beneath the strap, which looks to me as if it's made of (maybe perforated?) metal -- rather than the same wood as that seen in the frame of the instrument. If that's so, then I think that's mighty unusual for a Jones, yes?

Definitely looks like a Jones. The metal hand bar looks like a repurposed drawer pull? I believe I've seen a Shakespeare with something similar.

 

Greg

Edited by Greg Jowaisas

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All the extra 'holes' are screw holes around the edge and by the buttons and the centres of two floral decorations in the fretwork by the air button. Identical end pattern to my jones for the fretwork and gold embossing. We can now add another to the list. You wait for years for one to turn up, then 3 in a fortnight. I should think there are hundreds more, but people are mis-naming the maker as there is no trademark anywhere on a lot of them. They seem to be under rated instruments, but the metal enders are far more better sounding than lachenals and some wheatstones. The reeds are very good, I believe G Jones did make special reeds for his superior models.

Edited by rob carr

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One additional observation, this time about the handrests. The photo shows (indistinctly) but a small portion of the R hand handrest beneath the strap, which looks to me as if it's made of (maybe perforated?) metal -- rather than the same wood as that seen in the frame of the instrument. If that's so, then I think that's mighty unusual for a Jones, yes?

Well spotted CrP!!

I did notice it but made no comment until I recieved some more pictures from the auction house. I am awaiting their permission before publishing further.

It is indeed a metal hand rest and the design of the fretted end continues under it in a single design.

There are 19 buttons on the left end, one button is missing, there are two buttons under the left thumb and two more in front of the rest.

 

Jake

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I've not used Flickr for a while, lets see if I can still make it work!!

 

Links to Flickr photo sharing :

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/22888876904/in/dateposted-public/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/22888876884/in/dateposted-public/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/22888876854/in/dateposted-public/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/22888876834/in/dateposted-public/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/22888876824/in/dateposted-public/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33443085@N05/22888876814/in/dateposted-public/

 

Thanks to Wilf at SILVERWOODS Auctions for the extra photos.

 

Jake

 

edit :-

Looking at the second image, which shows the bellows extended, you can see that the ends have a narrow slot cut into alternate sides??

Edited by Anglogeezer

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My former Shakespeare had the very same pulls as handrails. Different from the Jeffries I've seen with them. Those were rounded.

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hammer price 1200 GBP + VAT

 

 

... plus buyer's premium - probably around 20% + VAT

Edited by SteveS

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I will let you know my thoughts when it arrives.

Mike

Ohh!! Goody!!

 

Looking forward to hearing ALL about it!

 

Jake

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