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  • Harpo–lyre, ca. 1830
    André Augustin Chevrier (French, active 1820–42)
    Mirecourt (France)
    Wood; L. 39 in. (99 cm)
    Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cassilly Gift, 1992 (1992.117.1,.2)

    This three-necked instrument features a central neck tuned like a conventional guitar (E-A-d-g-b-e'), plus a neck on the left tuned chromatically (A-B flat-c-d flat-d-e) and one on the right tuned diatonically (c'-d'-e'-f'-g'-a'-b'-c2). The back and sides are of figured walnut. Not all of the ormolu (mercury-gilded brass) mounts on the yoke are original.

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  • Harpo-lyre, ca. 1830
    André Augustin Chevrier (French, active 1820–42)
    Mirecourt (France)
    Wood; L. 39 in. (99 cm)
    Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cassilly Gift, 1992 (1992.117.1,.2)

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