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56B. Another ?wheatstone? At Auction 03 Feb. Plymouth Uk.


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For auction on 03 February at PLYMOUTH AUCTION ROOMS.

359 Faraday Mill Trade Park

Cattewater Road
Catedown
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 0SE

Lot 107 : A concertina possibly Wheatstone, burr walnut case inlaid with gilt decoration and further decoration to the bellows, 56 keys in total with a burr walnut travel box.
Estimate : £300/£400

 

Here :http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/plymouth-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srpl10040/lot-43e073fa-9439-4cc4-970b-a59c00ab0500

 

Only the right hand pictured which shows an extra button in front of the thumb strap.

 

Jake

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It's an amboyna wood Lachenal Non-Pareil with its original matching case.

 

Glass buttons were an optional extra, as were 56 keys, but the extra right-hand button (shown) is intriguing - it may simply be a wind key, but the location is unusual for that and I'd suspect there may be another one in the matching place on the other side - in which case they'll probably be a bird-whistle and squeaker like I once saw located similarly on a Lachenal Edeophone English.

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Yes, beautiful - however I wouldn't have imagined the amboyna veneer to be rubbed off that easily as to be seen beside the broken thumb strap (apparently from a player with a technique of holding the instrument similar to mine: wide opened straps with the thump tips occasionally pressing against the surface - good that ebonized pearwood appears to be more forgiving...),

 

Best wishes - Wolf

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