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American, probably, Cello/Bass Viol, c.1790-


This unlabeled cello greatly resembles a Bassetti Tirolese illustrated on p. 283 of Strumenti per Mozart, Longo Editore 1991. It has a two-piece back of slab-cut poplar, ribs possibly made of chestnut, and a one-piece table of slab cut pine. It has a washed-out dark red paint finish. Measurements: length of back: 702mm, lower bout: 364mm, center bout: 265mm, upper bout: 403mm.