Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1700, the 'd'Archambeau'

Cello: 47437

Labeled, "Matteo Goffriller fecit Venetijis anno 1728."

Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with original wings at the upper and lower bouts and medium narrow flame descending slightly from the center seam.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with original wings at the lower bouts and medium broad grain.

Ribs: and head of similar wood. The lower bass rib replaced.

Varnish: of an orange-brown color.

Length of back: 75.7 cm

Upper bouts: 36.7 cm

Middle bouts: 24.9 cm

Lower bouts: 45.0 cm


Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Boston


until 1920 Caressa & Français
from 1920 Iwan d'Archambeau
until 1924 Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
1924 - 1939 Edgar H. Sittig
in 1939 Sold by Emil Herrmann, New York
from 1939 Russell B. Kingman
until 1952 Jacques Français
from 1952 Sidney Edwards
until 1978 Miss Alice Howland Edwards
from 1978 Current owner

Known players

Iwan d'Archambeau

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1952)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1939)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY (1924) Signed by Jay Freeman.
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1920)

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)


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