cither viol by Thomas Perry of Dublin 1767.
10 strings, 5 courses of 2. A bowed version
of the cittern. One of the first instruments
to have machine tuners. Only six known
19th century French viola by Francois Chanot.
Very distinctive by the reversed scroll,
guitar outline with ebony and ivory edging
instead of purfling as has the slit sound
holes. Sadly the original glued on tail
piece has been replaced on this one.
A 19th century guitar shaped viola by
Carl Padewet, Munchen. A deep bodied instrument,
well made with a powerful tone. A gold medal winner
at the time.
A strange flat back viola . The table
is made from think laminates of maple carved with
high arches. Later 5th string added and the scroll
cut down to a small carved head. Probably circa
19th century viola d'amore. With the traditional
blindfolded carved head finial. 7 melody strings 7
sympathtic running under the finger board. Probably
An early 20th century one string
viola-viol. Purpose made (many were conversions)
An early 20th century 8 string viola
d'amore by Thibouville -Lamy, Paris. Has a strange
mounting of the bridge on a raised section of the
A French tenor violin stamped Cabasse
(inside) Early 19th century. Strung an octave below
a violin GDAE.
interesting 4 string viol of circa 1700. Awaiting
Viola " Pomposa".
A wide unusual viola probably circa 1820s. Of cello
small proportions. Probably of German origins.
An arch bass viol da gamba 18th
century. With later fittings.
A quinton-viol. 5 strings of 16th
century style but probably early 19th century. With
later tuners and modified finial.
A very strange
viola. A short baroque neck with wedge finger board
formed as one unit with the tail piece. Inside a
secondary table inserted, the sound post cut through
to the back. The viola seems to be of 18th century
origins. The "eccentrics" perhaps a later 19th
A rare collapsible practice
travelling frame cello stamped Adele Clement. Bte.
111. Late 19th century.
An early 19th century cello of guitar
outline, and with a carved head finial. With a 30
inch back it has a wonderful tone.