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Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French master violin, circa 1820 - top
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French master violin, circa 1820 - top
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French master violin, circa 1820 - top
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French violin, circa 1820  - back
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French violin, circa 1820  - back
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), violon francais de maitre, Mirecourt
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), violon francais de maitre, Mirecourt
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), violino francese di maestro, 1820 circa
Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), violino francese di maestro, 1820 circa
Inventory No.: 5031
Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé)
Length of back: 36.4 cm
Year: approx. 1820
Tone: Large, warm
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Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French violin, circa 1820

This exceptionally lovely early 19th century Didier Nicolas violin made by the influential Mirecourt luthier Didier Nicolas L'Ainé is a powerful instrument that has been crafted in his workshop in the final years before his death in 1833. As a very typical high quality instrument there can be no doubt about its provenance, given the defining characteristic details and the flawless quality of the instrument’s execution: the finely crafted purfling is the unmistakable expression of Didier Nicolas style, as is the premium light-brown spirit oil varnish which has developed a wonderful historic patina over the course of the decades. The table bears some retouch, but no cracks. Expressive traces of use can be attributed to generations of technically accomplished musicians who played it extensively. Despite table retouch, which allow us to offer this violin at a low price, this powerful Didier Nicolas instrument is in well-kept condition, and the experts at our restoration studio set it up thoroughly and made it ready to play. Its large, sophisticated and warm sound gives it a mature voice full of sweetness – an instrument to fall in love with, a recommendation which speaks for itself.

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