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Harp Guitar

Maker:
Emilius N. Scherr (American, born Copenhagen, 1794–1874)
Date:
after 1831
Geography:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, metal
Dimensions:
approx. L. 58 11/16 in., W. 13 1/4 in.
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Grace Halleck Smith, in memory of her daughter, Edith Allaire Smith, 1955
Accession Number:
55.48
Not on view
Marking: Engraved on metal plate enclosing tuners: SCHERR'S Patent Harp GUITAR
Musikkens tjenere: Instrument . Forsker . Musiker. Copenhagen, 1998, pg. 93, Fig. 2, ill.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 27.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 134, fig. 156, ill.



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