HURDY GURDY BY LASNIER 1870
Hurdy gurdy made by LASNIER in Charenton sur Cher (France) in 1870.
The luth body is composed of nine alternately maple and walnut ribs.
Walnut table edged with ebony and boxwood purfling and enony and bone 'pistagnes'.
Maple keybox, the cover of keybox and the tailpiece are venereed of ebony with bone stringing.
Wheelcover veneered of ebony decorated with an embossed stained wood floral design.
Maple pegbox terminating in a man carved head with a hat.
S-shaped iron handle, bone knob.
Branded on the keybox : LASNIER
Handwritten label inside : Lasnier à Charenton
(Cher) L'an 1870
Length without handle : 655 mm
Lasnier is an interesting maker, his instruments are rare, this one is made on the model of the great parisian maker of the 18° century, LOUVET.