Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), violin, approx. 1835

This antique violin is an unmistakable instrument from Mirecourt, the French "capital of violin making". It was crafted in the early-19th century, approx. 1830 - 1840. Its style immediately reveals a heritage from the ateliers of Didier Nicolas (L‘ainé [“the elder”]), as evidenced by the typical model and its original stamp inside the body - and its very powerful sound — properties for which L‘ainé instruments are known and appreciated. Its quality can be seen in the one-piece back and the distinctive sound has...

This antique violin is an unmistakable instrument from Mirecourt, the French "capital of violin making". It was crafted in the early-19th century, approx. 1830 - 1840. Its style immediately reveals a heritage from the ateliers of Didier Nicolas (L‘ainé [“the elder”]), as evidenced by the typical model and its original stamp inside the body - and its very powerful sound — properties for which L‘ainé instruments are known and appreciated. Its quality can be seen in the one-piece back and the distinctive sound has well as the scroll, which is very French in nature. The bright, golden-orange varnish has an attractive light patina. This is a distinguished historic instrument that is very responsive. It is in excellent condition with a slight repair to the peg box and some minor restoration only. Its sound is exceptionally powerful and ideal for soloist performance; elegant and mature, it features a fluid resonance and great precision, full of character and balanced across all of the strings. The violin is sold with a 1942 certificate by W.E. Hill & Sons.

 
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€ 4,890.00
approx. $ 5,770.20
Inventory no.
5984
Maker
Didier Nicolas Ainé
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
1835 circa
Tone
large, mature, powerful
Length of back
36.3 cm
Didier Nicolas, French violin made in approximately 1835
Didier Nicolas, French violin made in approximately 1835 - back
Didier Nicolas, French violin c.1835 - ribs
Didier Nicolas, French violin c.1835 - scoll
Didier Nicolas, French violin c.1835 - signature
Didier Nicolas, French violin c.1835 - stamp
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