Labeled, "Pique rue des deux Ecus au coin de celle Grenelle St Honoré à Paris 1810."
Inscribed to the inside back, "Pique a Paris, 1810" and signed next to the inscription.
Illustrated in "Nicolas Lupot" by Sylvette Milliot, Vol.2, pp 135-138.
The back decorated with a country-life scene with the main subjects of the Italian commedia dell’arte, in the style of the 18th-century French artist Antoine Watteau. The ribs decorated with painted motifs of crowns of laurel and acanthe leaves in the First Empire style.
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Back: in one piece of quarter cut maple with medium-width flame ascending from the treble side, with a painting representing characters from the Commedia dell'arte.
Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium-width grain broadening towards the edges.
Scroll: of similar maple.
Ribs: of similar wood and decorated with floral designs, in the style of the Republique.
Varnish: of a dark reddish-brown color.
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Upper bouts: 16.7 cm
Middle bouts: 11.3 cm
Lower bouts: 20.7 cm
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