Two (2) musical instruments, Scottish pianoforte with stand & 19th century German violin. 1st item: Mahagony square pianoforte on stand by John & Archibald Watson, Edinburgh, Scotland. Comprised of a mahagony case with inlay banding, 54 keys with ivory natural and ebony sharps, boxwood moldings on fronts, bi-strung throughout. Action is single with overdampers. No handstops or pedals. Raised on a stand with square legs and strecher. 1887 restoration inscription on the underside of original case board included. 30 3/8" H x 44" W x 18" D/ stand. Circa 1765-1780. 2nd item: 19th century German violin with faux Stradivarius paper label. Back of neck marked "Ladies Violin CAK". Together with an unmarked nickel mounted bow and black hardcase. Violin – 23 1/4" L x 8 1/4" W. Case – 30 3/4" L x 9 1/2" W. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Wall Street tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: 1st item: Major cabinet and keyboard restoration due to flood damage and age. Photos and description of work included. Key strings present but not taut and need to be tightened before piano is playable. 2nd item: Case with overall wear. Violin with extensive wear, seam seperations. Bow with old restorations, cannot be restrung due to wear.
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