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Hammered Dulcimer

ca. 1850
Origin: Ohio, Holmes County
7 3/4" x 42 1/2" x 15" 42 1/2" x 15" deep x 8" high including legs & tuning pins.
White pine, mahogany, iron, and paint
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1993.708.5
A trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer with one oblong and one heart-shaped
sound hole; decorated with a naive rosewood graining, and raised to a playing angle on four simple turned feet.
Provenance:CW purchased from Robert Hunter in 1993. Files say the dulcimer was "found" in Holmes County, Ohio.
Mark(s):The initials "W.B." are painted on the front