Nicolas HARMAND à Mirecourt, 18th. c.
Initial of the maker under the bottom of the neck.
Back in two parts of curly maple.
Spruce table, honey varnished.
Total length: 60cm.
Sounding length: 32cm.
Width of the back from the top to the bottom: 16,2cm / 11cm / 21,1cm.
Length of the back (the neck heel included): 36,7cm.
Nicolas HARMAND, born in the first half of the 18th century, is elected chairman of the Mirecourt Musical Instrument Makers Guilde, on february 19th 1772.
The sign of his workshop was:"At the King David".
Biblio: Constant Pierre: "Les facteurs", Paris 1893, p. 117.
René Vannes: "Dictionnaire des luthiers", Bruxelles 1979, p.150.
Provenance: Former Charles Enel Collec tion.