I saw this at a local antiques store for $10, and I couldn't pass on it, if nothing else I can use the wood!
At the time I bought it thinking simply "you can't get that much ebony for $10!", but then getting home I saw the little 'France' sticker in it, and figured I might check if anyone can ID it, might be worth using it to learn to restore cellos too!
The purfling seems to be a combination of scratched in and painted, and it has linings and corner blocks. And a lot of