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Small harp, Welsh, early 19th century

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
early 19th century
Place
Object number
RCM0260
Acquisition
Gift from Donaldson, George — 1899

Description

Small Welsh harp with twenty strings. Twenty peg holes in soundboard; one plugged tuning-pin hole in neck for longest string. Shallow front of slabcut coniferous wood with grain running lengthways; transversely arched; flat lengthways. Six soundholes in three pairs. Straight-sided back of five staves with wider central stave. Ogee mouldings applied to top and bottom edges of back and around edges of soundbox. Turned and fluted top-block with traces of gilding. Neck tenoned to it and pegged with a nail through the tenon; small fluted scroll crest on treble section of neck; bass end of neck tenoned into pillar. Straight pillar with fluted scroll finial. Strings attached to RH side of neck; square-headed wrestpins.

Dimensions

Height: 1051mm. Length: 615mm. Width: 240mm.

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