The varnish, of a delicate golden color with a more browner one at the center, is a wonder by itself, and entirely original. The violin is in aa good restored condition, with a repaired crack under the left f hole, a new neck that has been changed some time ago, with two pins on the button. The head has been beautifully grafted on the neck. Nothing to sound post region or bass bar : a very reasonable condition for its age.The violin has been revised and set-up, including rosewood and bone pegs, a rosewood tailpiece with ebony fret, a rosewood chinrest, a new sound post, a Despiau bridge and Thomastik Dominant new strings set. On the button can be found the remain of the Chappuy fire brand with its coat of arms. Under the button we find its original brand "CHAPPUY A PARIS" his brother used N. On the inside back can be found the original Chappuy label, "Augustinus Chappuy fecit parisiis anno 1755".
The sound is extraordinary, deep and mature, brillant and projective, responsive and full of colors : a rare french master violin that will allow you the most complete repertory! Antique french violin, Nicolas Augustin Chappuy 1755. Video will open in a new window. The violin is guaranteed 100% authentic and original. The instrument comes with an excellent quality BAM Classic french violin case.
Fine 18th century french violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy, 1755. The item "FINE OLD ANTIQUE 18TH CENTURY FRENCH VIOLIN BY NICOLAS AUGUSTIN CHAPPUY, 1755" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "ames-anciennes" and is located in Toulouse.This item can be shipped worldwide.