19th century guitar in need of restoration, bearing a label ...



£3000 - £5000


19th century guitar in need of restoration, bearing a label inscribed 'Lacote, Luthier, Paris, Annee 1867; Back and sides: satinwood, large crack to treble side, further smaller faults; Top: fine grain natural spruce with pearl and mastic floral inlay to the edges and sound hole; Neck: ebonised, damage to bass side scroll tip of head; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: worn and need of attention; Hardware: engraved brass tuners with shaped pearl buttons, missing bridge pins and bridge finials; Case: within original damaged ebonised wooden case bearing a family name 'Michell' to the lid; Overall condition: in need of restoration

*This guitar has been within the vendor's family for at least a century

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Auction Date: 9th Mar 2022 at 10am

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