"Fait par Andre Amati en 1566 sous le règne de Charles IX"; also repairer's label: "Restauré par N. Lupot a Paris en 1818."
Back: One-piece maple of radical cut, with a very marked medium curl; with faded ornamentation
Top: of spruce, medium-grained in the center, getting narrower towards the edges
Scroll: original, of wood similar to back
Ribs: of wood similar to back; part of the king's motto, "Pietate et Justitia" is still legible
Varnish: Orange brown
Length of back: 35.1 cm
Upper bouts: 16.25 cm
Middle bouts: 10.75 cm
Lower bouts: 20 cm
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