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Harp String Box: M.12.1-1941

Object information


Harp String Box


Cuboid, japanned tin string box, 33 slots for strings, round hole for turning key, one other slot. Lock missing. The outside is painted brown with gold lines to match harp M.9-1941.
Associated with the matching harp made by Sebastian Erard

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Norah K. Chadwick

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Length: 42 cm
Width: 12 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941) by Chadwick, Norah, K., Mrs


Circa 1812 CE - Circa 1835 CE

Materials used in production

Paint Tin

Techniques used in production

Painting Japanning

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Fitzwilliam Museum/Cambridge/Presented by Mrs. H.M. Chadwick/April 1941
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Stuck on
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12.1-1941
Primary reference Number: 204579
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 16 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 6 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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