Musical instruments, devices and recordings
circa 1770 - 1800
Wood, Ebony, Ivory, Bone, Metal
290 mm (Width) x 250 mm (Depth); 770 mm (Length)Order this image
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
Hurdy-Gurdy (Vielle a Roue), anon, French, late 18th century. stamped 'AFFOULE' (probably a dealer's mark) on side of key box. Lute shaped body of nine staves. Six strings: two playing strings, four drones, 23 keys. Head carved to represent a man wearing a hat. Edging of ebony and ivory. bridge over playing wheel is loose. ' Bought September 1935, Cirencester Hurdy Gurdy £7' (M. Jessup).
bought September 1935, Cirencester, Hurdy-gurdy £7. Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
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