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I'm having a hard time figuring out the origin of this instrument. It seems to have a lot of French attributes. It is 24" long, French boxwood pegs with MOP inlay, the saddle could be from anywhere I suppose, and the scroll looks to be French. The top and back both are one piece, which is another clue I think. Also the ribbing seems to be more present than normal German violins from the 19th century (if it is from that period) My confusion is in the varnish. There is no label. If you can identify a maker, Chanot, Schweitzer, even Peter Wamsley maybe (here's hoping), that'd be great. Any help is appreciated. Thank you! [/url]">http://2015-06-29%2020.24.29_zps6j0jivmk.jpg [/url]">http://2015-06-29%2020.18.22_zps0hwc4ouj.jpg [/url]">http://http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Maestrojobo1/media/2015-06-29%2020.17.52_zpspzc4f06s.jpg.html'>2015-06-29%2020.17.52_zpspzc4f06s.jpg

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Sorry, I'm not tech savvy. Let's see if this will take. Also, I was looking at the bass bar, and it looks to be carved into the face, but there is no arch in the bar, it's thin, and shaped like a 'V' all the way down. It's about 6" in length and reminds me of a baroque bass bar. Or it could be just a lazy turn of the century practice. Any thoughts on that as well? I haven't popped the face, so no pictures. [/url]">http://2015-06-29%2020.18.22_zps0hwc4ouj.jpg [/url]">http://2015-06-29%2020.24.29_zps6j0jivmk.jpg [/url]">http://http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Maestrojobo1/media/2015-06-29%2020.17.52_zpspzc4f06s.jpg.html'>2015-06-29%2020.17.52_zpspzc4f06s.jpg

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By the way, there are no corner blocks, and the neck block is square, not triangular. (I think Klingenthal has triangular neck blocks) That and the bass bar is very thin and has no arch, I'm assuming that it is a either a baroque copy or from the baroque period. The neck and scroll are quite thin as well, with the scrolling being uneven, or rather asymmetrical. Also, you can see the chisel marks throughout the scroll. [/url]">http://http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Maestrojobo1/media/2015-06-29%2020.24.09_zpsqjrzche4.jpg.html'>2015-06-29%2020.24.09_zpsqjrzche4.jpg

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