48-Key LACHENAL English CONCERTINA c1850s-60s
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Musical: Pre 1900: item # 1192843
Please refer to our stock # 6873 when inquiring.
Fiona Kenny Antiques
P.O. Box 11
Thorold, Ontario, Canada L2V 3Y7
|An early English 48 key hand accordion or concertina by Lachenal c1850s-60s. This 6-1/2" across hexangonal musical instrument utilizes the treble English system and it features ebonized wood, silver inlay, complex carved fretwork and gold embossing on the leather fittings. The bellows have green, white and gold appliques on the green leather as well. It retains the two leather playing straps, one with a later wire hook and it has remnants of a maker's or retailer's tag. It draws and plays loudly and well, with no apparent holes in the bellows and it has the following condition issues: minor cracking to the fretwork and ebonized finish, wear to most of the label, minor tarnish to the inlay, a few white paint droplets, the loss of the strap mounting buttons (the hardware mounts remain), and some recapping/patching of three of the leather bellows edges and a little stiffness with a few buttons. A really nice and old musical instrument in what we think is a fine state of original preservation. We are not experts in regard to this instrument, so this is an unqualified opinion, not a warranty. For reference please check out the Concertina Museum's item C-300. We have no expertise on this particular instrument, so please ask questions, which we will answer if we can. This musical instrument appears to be in very good condition with no damage or repairs other than listed above. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Expedited tracked and insured parcel shipping to the U.S. starts at $28 (other spots may vary, air is higher). Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.|