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Historic French violin, Nicolas Augustin Chappuy
Historic French violin, Nicolas Augustin Chappuy
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Nicolas Augustin Chappuy
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1780
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Historic French violin, Nicolas Augustin Chappuy

This French violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy is a classic example of the work produced by the Mirecourt masters in the late 18th century, pieces which are still held in high regard today. The violin’s flat table is part of its upright and slightly elongated model, and the golden-brown attractively antiqued varnish shows great simplicity whilst also revealing the fine stylistic sensitivities of its creator. The gentle flames of the maple back and the charming small scroll give this historic instrument particular aesthetic value. Its unusually elegant lines are a striking complement to its excellent musical characteristics: this violin has a very round and voluminous sound which will delight artistically demanding musicians. Born around 1730, Nicolas Augustin Chappuy made history as a particularly productive luthier. In the course of his tragically rather short life, he created multiple pieces which demonstrate his admirable talent. Chappuy spent both his apprenticeship and the final years of his successful career in his home town of Mirecourt, and in between he lived in Paris for around two decades. This instrument, which ranks amongst his later pieces, thus bears the stamp “Chappuy à Paris,” and another stamp is located on the button. This premium historic violin with its old and very extensive restorations (especially around the bass bar) is being offered at an exceptionally low price. At our specialist workshop, we reviewed the soundness of the existing restorations and set up the violin with the meticulous care and effort that a historic violin of this quality deserves, and its excellent sound and good playing properties now shine through unimpaired. Now ready to play, it is compelling with its large, dark voice of an unmistakably French size.

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