• Fine Musical Instruments auction at Christies

    Sale 2204

    Fine Musical Instruments

    13 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 169

    ASCRIBED TO GUILLAUME BARBEY

    A TENOR VIOLA DA GAMBA, PROBABLY FRANCE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    ASCRIBED TO GUILLAUME BARBEY
    A TENOR VIOLA DA GAMBA, PROBABLY FRANCE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Unlabeled, length of back: 26½ in. (67.3 cm)


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    Provenance

    César C. Snoeck
    Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Berlin
    Erich Lachmann
    University of California, Los Angeles


    Literature

    E. Lachmann, Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Musical Instruments, Los Angeles, 1950, pp. 32 and 33.